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Natural Bridges State Beach

Overview
Natural Bridges State Beach with its surf-worn rock bridge provides a good vantage point for beach and bird watchers. The park's Monarch Grove Natural Preserve provides a temporary home for over 100,000 Monarchs each winter. Exit Highway 1 at Swift Avenue west, or follow West Cliff Drive north along the in-town bluffs until it ends at the park. Phone (831) 423-4609 for more information.

Picnic Area
Three accessibly designed picnic areas are available in the main parking lot. Each site includes accessible parking, two tables, two BBQ grills, one water spigot, and trash receptacles. Accessible flushing restrooms with drinking fountains are available nearby.

Trails
The Monarch Trail is an accessible interpretive boardwalk of about 0.13 mile. It has shaded areas and many rest or conversation areas, some with built-in benches. Trailhead is across the road from the visitor center. A single accessible parking stall is available at the visitor center. Additional accessible parking, restrooms, picnicking, and water are available in the main parking lot.

Beach/Shore Access
Beach wheelchairs are available for use, free of charge. Reservations at least five business days before your visit are recommended, but not required. Online reservations can be made by visiting the Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks Beach Wheelchairs website. For more information or assistance, please phone Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks at (831) 429-1840 or email parks@thatsmypark.org. For requests less than five business days, please phone the park directly or phone the Santa Cruz District Special Events Office at (831) 335-8497 or email SCD.specialevents@parks.ca.gov.

Exhibits/Programs
The visitor center is generally accessible and includes interactive displays, videos, and a bookstore. A single accessible parking stall is available at the visitor center; additional accessible parking is available in the main parking lot. Accessible restrooms are available at the visitor center and in the main parking lot.

Other Information
Adjacent to the entrance station is a generally accessible viewing platform with benches that overlook the beach and the natural bridges.


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