Santa Cruz's Seabright
Seabright, located atop towering sandstone cliffs and bordered by the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor and San Lorenzo Point, overlooks the famous Santa Cruz Boardwalk and a state beach where locals and lifeguards have performed many valiant acts of ocean rescue. Originally a Victorian-era campground, the neighborhood features special amenities, including a natural history museum, thanks to a long tradition of community activism. The creation of the Santa Cruz Harbor in the 1960s completed Seabright’s transition from a summer resort to a year-round neighborhood. The beach doubled in size due to the littoral drift of sand blocked by the harbor seawall, protecting the vulnerable cliffs from the assault of winter waves.
Arcadia Publishing
: 9781467124737
: Arcadia Publishing
: 04/17/2017
: California
: Images of America
: 207 Black And White
: 128
: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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Randall Brown, a historian with an extensive background in water resources and land use, authored the compelling The San Lorenzo Valley Water District—A History. Traci Bliss, an award-winning emerita professor of education, is the fifth generation of the Bliss family to live in Santa Cruz. At age eight, she began bodysurfing at Seabright’s Pinnacle Rock. Brown and Bliss have compiled photographs from local and state libraries; museums; family collections; clubs; businesses; the University of California, Santa Cruz; the Santa Cruz Port District; and the Seabright Neighborhood Association.
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