26th Avenue Beach (26th Street Beach)

United States, California, Santa Cruz

26th Avenue Beach - United States, California, Santa Cruz


26th Avenue Beach is a beautiful stretch of sand located in Santa Cruz, United States. The beach is approximately 0.6 miles long and features golden sand that contrasts beautifully with the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean.


The beach also has amenities such as public restrooms, outdoor showers, and picnic tables


There are plenty of activities available at 26th Avenue Beach including swimming, sunbathing, surfing, and beachcombing.


26th Avenue Beach has a large parking lot that offers free parking. However, the parking lot can fill up quickly during the summer months, so it's best to arrive early in the day. There are also a few paid parking options nearby.

Fun Fact

Fun fact: 26th Avenue Beach is known for its strong rip currents, so swimmers should be cautious and stay within designated areas. It's also a popular spot for locals and tourists alike, especially during the summer months.


There are plenty of attractions near 26th Avenue Beach, including the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the Santa Cruz Wharf. There are also hiking trails in the nearby state parks that offer stunning views of the coastline.


There are many great restaurants located near 26th Avenue Beach. Some popular options include The Crow's Nest, which serves seafood, and The Picnic Basket, which offers fresh sandwiches and salads. There are also many cafes and ice cream shops in the area.


If you're looking for nearby hotels, some options include the Dream Inn, which is located right on the beach, and the Hotel Paradox, which offers modern rooms and an outdoor pool. The Ocean Pacific Lodge and the Torch Lite Inn are also popular options for those looking for affordable accommodations.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Sandee Rating: 84/100

26th Avenue Beach does not have dedicated parking but has street parking near the entrance.

No, 26th Avenue Beach does not have lifeguards monitoring the beach – please be careful when swimming on this beach.

26th Avenue Beach is not family-friendly and does not have restrooms, lifeguards, and nearby food.

26th Avenue Beach is not generally considered a good swimming beach.

26th Avenue Beach does not have restrooms on or near the beach.

Yes, 26th Avenue Beach is known for being a nude beach, providing a liberating experience for those seeking clothing-optional sunbathing and swimming.

26th Avenue Beach does not have nearby food options – please plan your beach day accordingly.

26th Avenue Beach is renowned for its vibrant beach scene, offering various activities for everyone to enjoy Hiking, Nude, Surfing.

26th Avenue Beach does not have accommodations for people with disabilities.

Yes, bring your dog with you to 26th Avenue Beach!

Yes, surfing is an activity that is frequently enjoyed at 26th Avenue Beach.