Welcome to Seabright
Offering ocean and harbor views, this laid-back locale is well known for its local shops, restaurants, and proximity to the Santa Cruz boardwalk
Home to a dog-friendly beach and considered a great vantage point for Santa Cruz’s infamous sailboat races, Seabright is a quiet, coastal neighborhood that is well known for its bustling downtown and walkability. With incredible beach access, the area is a popular spot for body surfing and summer night campfires.
The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History is located in Seabright, showcasing a sampling of the region's geology, flora and fauna, and native Californian culture. There’s ample greenspace within the borders of Frederick Street Park, which overlooks Woods Lagoon, and an eclectic mix of bars and restaurants are clustered around Murray Street and Seabright Avenue.
Seabright real estate primarily consists of older, well-established single-family homes and high-rise apartment complexes. A large percentage of Seabright housing is seasonally occupied, making the neighborhood a traveler’s haven.
What to Love
- Quiet and coastal neighborhood
- Gorgeous beaches
- A large percentage of housing is seasonally occupied
Focused on sustainability, the population of Seabright takes biking, hiking, and walking seriously, making the vibe of this community extraordinarily relaxed and laid back.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
There’s an array of eateries in Seabright. Local favorites include Aldo’s Restaurant
, a family-owned spot located right on the harbor that serves classic seafood dishes and Italian favorites; Lilian’s Italian Kitchen
, a cozy venue offering traditional Sicilian recipes along with regional wines; Seabright Social Brewery
, a brewery and pub that has earned a following with its outdoor patio, rotating beer selection, and casual American menu; La Posta Restaurant
, serving inventive Italian dishes crafted from local and seasonal ingredients; and The Crepe Place
, offering an array of savory and sweet crêpes and other French-inspired dishes.
Things to Do
Beaches are a main form of entertainment in Seabright. Locals often gather at Seabright Beach
, which stretches out for a half-mile and is the perfect vantage point for Wednesday night sailboat races, and Twin Lakes Beach
, a popular place for swimming, picnicking, and birdwatching.
Residents also frequent the Rio Theatre
, a veteran music venue founded in 1949 that hosts comedians and indie bands, and the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor
, which offers boating and other extracurricular marine activities.