Santa Cruz, being a surf town containing 29 miles of beaches, has plenty of spots to launch a kayak. Of course, kayakers consider some factors that surfers may not. Two such factors important to kayakers are how far parking is from the put-in and how rough the water is at the launch. For both of these reasons, the Santa Cruz Harbor is one of the most convenient place to park and launch a kayak in Santa Cruz. And, its central location makes it a great starting point for nearly any Santa Cruz kayaking trip. Check it out!