Opal Cliffs

Overlooking the picturesque waters of Monterey Bay, Opal Cliffs offers a scenic coastal escape in Santa Cruz's east side. Situated along rocky cliffs, this unincorporated community beckons visitors with its surf spots, beaches, and breathtaking bay views. Public stairways grant access to the beaches and surf breaks below the cliffs, including the popular Hook and Pleasure Point. Free parking, dog-friendly sands, and ideal surfing conditions draw crowds from across the region, especially on weekends.


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Average Price $7.7M
Lowest Price $6M
Highest Price $9.3M
Total Listings 3
Avg. Price/SQFT $3.1K

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Opal Cliffs provides a front-row seat to the diversity of wildlife in Monterey Bay. Pelicans and gulls soar overhead while sea otters frolic in the kelp below. Keep your eyes peeled for gray whales and dolphins swimming offshore. Restrooms and picnic tables allow you to make a day of it. Stroll along the beach during low tide, surf the legendary breaks, or simply soak in the Pacific panoramas from the cliffs. Whether you surf or not, Opal Cliffs offers a scenic coastal experience near Santa Cruz.

Though technically part of Santa Cruz, this neighborhood exudes the charm and character of Capitola. Local beachgoers treasure the privacy of "Privates" beach, which requires a key for access. This secluded shoreline helps Opal Cliffs maintain its peaceful, community vibe.

The homes perched along the cliffs boast sweeping views of the Pacific and Capitola's iconic wharf. Real estate in this area varies in size and vista, but many residents enjoy postcard-perfect panoramas of the quaint beach town.

Opal Cliffs offers locals a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of Capitola's tourist hub while remaining connected to the city's history and culture. It's one of those hidden neighborhood treasures, best known to longtime residents seeking to enjoy Capitola's beauty without the crowds. To outsiders, Opal Cliffs appears an unassuming stretch of bluff. But to those in the know, it's a coastal paradise.

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