The mention of Santa Cruz immediately evokes the smell of the ocean. That salty, sunny air, coupled with sandy limbs and languid hours spent with a total disconnect from time and reality.
Our ritual always begins at Verve Coffee, airy and light and with an ideal neighborly proximity to Zoccoli’s. Coffee in hand and sandwiches acquired, we move along down the 101 in search of our afternoon.
This time, we found ourselves at Shark Fin Cove, a whisper past the much more naked Bonny Doon Beach. Secluded and nearly deserted, we escaped.
Directions: To find the cove, navigate towards Bonny Doon Beach. Heading north from there, pull off on your first lefthand shoulder stop, and look for the break in the ground to discover the trail.