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Twin Lakes State Beach

Contact Information

(831) 427-4868

Park Hours

Call the beach

Driving Directions to Twin Lakes SB

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.

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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.

Parking
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

BOATING
Boating
TRAIL USE
Hiking Trails
DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Exhibits and Programs
Fishing
Interpretive Exhibits
Beach Area
Swimming
Windsurfing/Surfing
Geocaching
OTHER FACILITIES & VISITOR INFORMATION
Restrooms / Showers
Outdoor Showers
Drinking Water Available