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Twin Lakes State Beach
Driving Directions to Twin Lakes SB
Camping and Lodging
Online reservations are not available for this park.
Brochures and Campground Maps
No online brochures available for this park.
Upcoming Park Events
No events scheduled at this moment.
The beach has a mile of sandy shoreline, popular for swimming and picnicking. The park’s adjacent Schwan's lake is a good location for bird watching.
Location - Directions
The small craft harbor in downtown Santa Cruz is approximately in the middle of Twin Lakes State Beach, which extends for a distance parallel to East Cliff Drive and Portola Drive.
Seasons - Climate - Recommended clothing
The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended.
For parking information, please visit www.dpw.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/liveoak.htm.
Hikes, Events & Activities Schedule
Please click here for the monthly Interpretive Activities Schedule for parks in the Santa Cruz District of California State Parks.
Available Activities and Facilities at Twin Lakes State Beach
Exhibits and Programs
Restrooms / Showers
Drinking Water Available