Santa Cruz Gay Cruising Areas

  • UCSC- First Floor Mens Room Natural Sciences 2 Bldg

    McLaughlin Drive, Science Hill, UCSC campus , Santa Cruz

    U-shaped men's room with row of sinks on one side and stalls and urinals on the other. Last two stalls are cruisy.
    Crowd: Students and profs.

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  • Panther Beach

    , Santa Cruz

    Not a popular/known beach, so not very crowded during the week. Just lay on your towel, get stiff and you'll soon make a friend.
    Crowd: UCSC students and younger locals

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  • Vista Point

    Scenic Lookout off Highway 1 , Santa Cruz

    The parking lot and nearby area is very cruisy. Most of the action occurs up the slope at the top. As it gets darker, the action gets heavier.
    Update: The trails are no
    longer available and have ...

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  • Bonny Doon Beach

    , Santa Cruz

    Quite relaxed and friendly. Great waves, but can be hazardous for swimming.
    Crowd: Mixed gay/straight.

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  • Laguna Creek Beach

    , Santa Cruz

    The water's too cold, and there are no lifeguards.
    Crowd: Gay men

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  • San Lorenzo Park

    , Santa Cruz

    The park is active day and night. In summer the foliage provides lots of cover for activity.

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  • Red Whites Blue Beach

    , Santa Cruz

    You can also camp here.
    Crowd: A few gay men. But not enough. Let's try and change that.

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  • Trestle Beach

    , Santa Cruz

    Clothed beaches not far, so cruising has to be quite covert.
    Crowd: Nude part is mostly gay men.

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  • 2222 Beach

    , Santa Cruz

    Mixed gay and straight. Small crowd, but quaint.

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  • Lighthouse Field

    across from the lighthouse on west cliff drive , Santa Cruz

    Crowd: All kinds.

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