Natural Bridges State Beach is on the far west side of the city of Santa Cruz. The site is easiest to reach by entering the eastern entrance to Natural Bridges State Beach at the intersection of Swanton Boulevard and West Cliff Drive. From Highway 1 either north or southbound take Swift Street to West Cliff Drive, turn right and go until the road ends in the Natural Bridges gate. From here, drive to the main parking area next to the visitor center and walk down to the beach.
Main parking area is next to the visitor center.
Public restrooms are available at the beach end of the parking lot or at the visitor center.