Pelican Point Inn

By Santa Cruz Harbor and Twin Lakes State Beach

Local Attractions

We are located close to Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor and within minutes walking distance to three major beaches: Twin Lakes State Beach extending to the Yacht Harbor, The Sheltered Cove Beach, ideal for families with children, and the neighboring expansive beach extending to Pleasure Point, a favorite for surfers.

We are also located on the Pacific Bike Trail (Bicycle rentals available nearby) and sit on the halfway point of the six-mile (10K run) renowned annual Wharf to Wharf Race from the Wharf in Santa Cruz to the Wharf in Capitola.

Dining and Entertainment

There are a number of excellent restaurants within walking distance, offering Continental, Italian, Southwestern, and Mexican cuisine, including the renowned Crows Nest restaurant, with live music and dancing.

Nearby Activities

  • The Yacht Harbor, offering boat rentals, pale boards, charters for fishing and whale watching, and sunset cocktail cruises with Chardonnay II.
  • The famous 100 year old Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the only one in Northern California, with its many rides, roller coasters, games and other family entertainment.
  • Romantic Capitola Village with its beach, shops, restaurants, and its annual Begonia Festival in the Fall.
  • Excellent local wineries and wine tasting
  • The Pacific Garden Mall (Also Known as "Down Town" Santa Cruz located on Pacific Ave.) with its trendy restaurants, shops, and offbeat charm.
  • Golf courses with a variety of challenges, including Dela Viega, Pasatiempo, Seascape, and more.
  • The ancient redwood grove in Felton’s Henry Cowell State Park.
  • Felton’s Roaring Camp and Railroad where old steam engine trains take you up high into the redwoods or down to the Santa Cruz Beach.
  • Nicene Marks State Park in Aptos, an immense state forest preserve, ideal for hiking and cycling.

Other attractions within driving distance

Local Higher educational Institutions

The Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor
Some Sail Boats on the Beach
Cowells Beach - A Local Surf Spot