The gorgeous neighborhood of Seabright in central Santa Cruz is often cited as the best neighborhood in the city for it's vibrant atmosphere, laid back vibes and multiple trendy shops, restaurants and bars in the area.

Bordered on the west by the San Lorenzo River and on the east by the Woods Lagoon, Seabright residents even have their own private beach! Seabright Beach spans a half mile long on the neighborhoods south end and is home to the ever popular Walton Lighthouse.

In this blog post, we'll be taking a dive into just what makes Seabright such a special community to live in. Read on to find out more!

Seabright Beach

As mentioned above, Seabright Beach is one of the major draws to life in this picturesque neighborhood. Living just…

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If you're looking to get a few extra likes on your next post, there's no better place for photographers both amateur and professional to get breathtaking shots than the California town of Santa Cruz.

Nestled between mountain ranges to the north and Monterey Bay to the south, the town of Santa Cruz is full of contrast and picturesque areas. 

In this post, we'll be taking a look at 5 scenic areas in Santa Cruz you can head to and start sprucing up your Instagram.

Beautifl view of natural bridges state park at sunset

1. Catch The Sunset At Natural Bridges State Park

One of the most beautiful spots in the state becomes even more gorgeous as the sun is going down! Visit Natural Bridges State Park at sunset to capture this incredible rock formation set against an explosion of colours. 

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With the summer months upon us and the mercury in our thermometers rising, there's nothing better than a day trip around Santa Cruz to enjoy the sun with a glass of wine from one of the many incredible wineries in the area. 

While the region is smaller than other, better known areas (1,600 acres as opposed to Napa Valley's nearly 50,000), the unique climate, rich soil and ideal geography of the area make these wines one of California's best kept secrets.

To get you started, we've come up with a list of our 5 favourite wineries in the Santa Cruz area. 

Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyards

Location: 334 Ingalls Street Suite A, Santa Cruz

Located just southwest of Downtown Santa Cruz, this vineyard has been producing top quality bottles of wine…

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With summer in full bloom, now is the best time to experience some of the best that Santa Cruz has to offer. With perfect weather nearly year round, incredible ocean views and plenty of beaches and forests to explore, it's no wonder Santa Cruz is consistently ranked as one of the finest places to live, not just in California, but the whole country! 

To get you ready for the next few months, we've come up with a list of three of the best things to do outdoors to take advantage of the beauty of Santa Cruz.

View of redwood trees typical of those found in Nisene Marks State Forest near Aptos real estate

Explore The Forest Of Nisene Marks

With 30 miles of trails, the Forest of Nisene Marks remains a local favourite with plenty of secrets to explore. Located just north of Aptos, residents love making the short five minute drive to engage…

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