Santa Cruz Main Beach

26 mi. / 36 minutes from the Bristol Hotel

Main Beach is a favorite summertime destination for families. It's also a great place for bodyboarders and beach volleyball players because of its consistent gentle waves and wide sandy shoreline. In addition to outdoor recreation, the beach is great for sunbathing, relaxation, and picnics (bring a blanket). During the summer months, lifeguards survey the beach, so it is a safe place for swimming. Beach facilities also include public restrooms.