On nearby San Lorenzo River you run into a grade III-IV sweep of whitewater; the Felton to Ocean at Santa Cruz segment is 6 miles long. Whitewater paddlers on this sweep of San Lorenzo River should boast a little bit of experience in whitewater rafting and kayaking. Whitewater rapids are dangerous things, so you have to check conditions before heading out. Dry warm beds await you at Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola, and head out on the lovely water
at Carmel Marina Corporation. This lake is so wonderful. If you get bored of Corcoran Lagoon, you could also check out nearby Millpond Lake.
This is a great beach near Sunny Cove in Santa Cruz. Very clean, not many people. Mainly locals. Great for body surfing. Love it there!
- Elizabeth Roman