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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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Blue and white home with large driveway

Opal Cliffs Houses for sale Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $1.9M
Lowest Price $1
Highest Price $110M
Total Listings 6,306
Avg. Price/SQFT $954

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Capitola 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.


The Point Chophouse & Lounge
Categories: Bars, Nightlife, Restaurants, Steak Restaurants, Industrial Machinery & Vehicles
3326 Portola Dr., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Pleasure Pizza East Side Eatery
Categories: Pizza Restaurants, Restaurants
800 41st Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Categories: Chinese Restaurants, Foods, Lounges, Nightlife, Restaurants
900 41st Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Canton Restaurant
Categories: Restaurants
820 41st Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Categories: Restaurants
830 41st Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Betty Burgers
Categories: American Restaurants, Burger Joints, Restaurants
1000 41st Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Suda Restaurant
Categories: American Restaurants, Bars, Nightlife, Restaurants
3910 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz CA 95062

Guang Zho Chinese Restaurant
Categories: Chinese Restaurants, Restaurants
3150 Portola Dr., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Chill Out Cafe
Categories: Breakfast/Cafe Restaurants, Cafes, Live Music Cafes, Restaurants, Burrito Places
860 41st Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Taqueria Vallarta No 2
Categories: Mexican Restaurants, Restaurants, Burrito Places
893 41st Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Point Market and Cafe
Categories: American Restaurants, Cafes, Restaurants
E Cliff Dr at 32nd Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Kong's Market
Categories: Fast Food, Markets and Specialty Foods, Grocery Stores, Restaurants
400 26th Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Amazon Juices
Categories: Brazilian Restaurants, Cafes, Markets and Specialty Foods, Juice Bars, Restaurants
1066 41st Ave., Capitola CA 95010

Betty Burgers
Categories: American Restaurants, Burger Joints, Restaurants
1000 41st Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Casa Rositas
Categories: Mexican Restaurants, Restaurants
2608 Portola Dr., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Dynasty Restaurant
Categories: Chinese Restaurants, Restaurants
3601 Portola Dr., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Cole's BBQ and Catering
Categories: Barbeque, Caterers, Event Planning, Food Services, Restaurants
2590 Portola Dr., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Pleasure Pizza
Categories: Italian Restaurants, Pizza Restaurants, Restaurants
800 41st Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Pleasure Pizza
Categories: Pizza Restaurants, Restaurants
4000 Portola Dr., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Round Table Pizza
Categories: Pizza Restaurants, Restaurants
3715 Portola Dr., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Pink Godzilla
Categories: Japanese Restaurants, Restaurants, Asian Restaurants
830 41st Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95065

Naka Sushi
Categories: Restaurants, Sushi
851 41st Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062

Coles Bar B Q
Categories: Barbeque, Restaurants
2590 Portola Dr., Santa Cruz CA 95062

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