Due to its southern facing orientation, Santa Cruz has remarkably sunny weather and clear skies for a California coastal town. This makes for an amazing kayaking destination on the highly visited Monterey Bay. Indeed, there are many places to rent kayaks in Santa Cruz.
There are also a near limitless number of kayaking trips that can originate from the Santa Cruz Harbor. Beginners can paddle around in the protection of the harbor. Intermediate paddlers can paddle out toward the Santa Cruz Beach or down to Capitola. And, for the advanced sea kayaking bunch, there's the famed open water paddle down to Monterey. Learn all about the Santa Cruz kayaking options for the next time you're in the Monterey Bay area.