33rd Avenue

Santa Cruz, CA

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Rocky Intertidal Monitoring

Soquel Point (formerly 33rd Ave) 36.95696181000828 -121.97033652818122

LiMPETS site since 1976

This site is located between the cities of Santa Cruz and Capitola, directly off the end of 33rd Avenue, looking southeast. The site is off the eastern tip of Soquel Point on an extensive low-zone platform covered with surfgrasses. The site can only be reached by walking when the tide is at or below –1.0 feet; such low tides occur in the afternoons of late fall and winter and the mornings of late spring and summer. To reach the outer-most platform and the sampling site, clamber down the surfer trail at the 33rd Avenue / East Cliff Drive intersection. That places you on the sand-covered platform from where you can walk out on the platforms. You can circumvent the deeper portions of the channels by going around to the east, and then out to the sampling site by walking west on the outer-most platform.


Park near the 33rd Avenue / East Cliff Drive intersection of 33rd Avenue and East Cliff Drive.


There is a portable toilet at the intersection of 32nd Avenue and East Cliff Drive.

33rd Avenue