Description - Twin Lakes State Beach has a mile of sandy shoreline, popular for swimming and picnicking. The park's adjacent two lagoons are good locations for bird watching.
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Aerial view of Twin Lakes State Beach
- The town of Santa Cruz has abundant shopping and restaurants available and many other attractions are nearby.
Recreation - fishing, hiking trails, swimming, wildlife viewing are all availiable to the public at the Twin Lakes State Beach.
Climate - Climate in the San Francisco-Bay area varies greatly with elevation and the amount of coastal influence. Areas with more coastal influence experience moderate temperatures year round with fog likely from June through mid-August. Plan your coastal visit in the late summer or fall to ensure the best conditions for viewing the scenery. Also, occasional clear days between winter and spring storms are incomparable. Areas further inland experience greater temperature extremes, with relatively cooler winters and hot summers. Inland areas often receive frost on winter nights. As throughout most of California most of the precipitation comes in the winter months, with April through October normally very dry.
The small craft harbor in downtown Santa Cruz is approximately in the middle of Twin Lakes State Beach, which extends for a distance along East Cliff Drive.