An iconic Santa Cruz experience, West Cliff Path is a 2.5 mile long paved multi use path on the bluffs overlooking the ocean popular with bikers, walkers, and dog walkers. The path follows West Cliff Drive past a number of local attractions and an ocean view residential neighborhood, providing unlimited scenery along the way. The east end provides close access to popular attractions like the Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Cowell Beach, Main Beach, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center, and more, while the west end stops at Natural Bridges State Beach. At Lighthouse Point watch surfers hit the waves at the famous surf break known as Steamers Lane, take a picture with the legendary surfer memorial statue, learn about the surfing history in Santa Cruz at the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, or just enjoy the view looking over the wharf, boardwalk, beaches, and Monterey Bay. West Cliff Path provides beach access to a number of smaller, but nice beaches, including Lighthouse Field State Beach (also known as Its Beach), Mitchell's Cove Beach (dogs allowed off-leash certain hours), and Pyramid beach (tiny, clothing optional beach). Restrooms are available near Lighthouse Point and in Natural Bridges State Beach.