Twin Lakes SB

State Beach

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.

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·Park Information

  • Hours of Operation:

    Call the beach

  • Park Office Telephone:

    (831) 427-4868

  • Region

    San Francisco Bay Area


    Santa Cruz

  • Purchase Annual Passes



Operating Hours

Call the beach