4 Must-See Beaches Near San Jose

The local movers of Mont-Rose Moving Systems love to help newcomers like you settle into their new San Jose homes, but we also love to kick back at the beach for some well-deserved rest and relaxation. The beaches of Santa Cruz and Davenport are just a short drive away, and well worth the trip. From gorgeous seascapes to impeccable waves, we have a range of beautiful shores to explore. We have compiled a list of the best beaches near San Jose for every kind of beachgoer. Get your flip-flops ready!

Pescadero State Beach

Pescadero State Beach is perfect for family fun. With soft sands and beautiful views of the surrounding cliffs, it’s a great place to soak in the area’s natural beauty! Bring the kids during low tide to explore the beautiful tide pools or spend some quality time building sand castles in Pescadero’s ultra-soft sands.

Natural Bridges State Beach

This 65-acre park is just a short drive away in Santa Cruz. The beautiful rock formation that is its namesake is definitely a sight worth seeing, and you get a spectacular view of this famed natural “bridge” from the shore. This is a spectacular beach to visit during winter, when thousands of monarch butterflies inundate the park along their migratory path. The ample intertidal zone makes this park another great place to bring the kids for some ecological—and educational—fun! From sea urchins to hermit crabs, this park offers a wealth of creatures to explore.

Wadell Beach

Wadell Beach in Davenport is located inside the Big Basin Redwoods State Park, and it’s the ideal beach for water sports, offering the perfect combination of wind and wave to surfers. Getting to this small yet treasured beach requires a bit of a hike, but the spectacular views, phenomenal kayaking channels, and gorgeous waves are a worthy reward. On the way you get to see Berry Creek falls, one of the area’s most stunning waterfalls, adding a nice touch to your beach adventure.

New Brighton State Beach

For the more adventurous at heart, New Brighton State Beach is nestled among 95 acres of stunning California flora. This park offers a true beach-lovers dream, featuring camping grounds and fishing for an immersive coastal experience. Nothing short of a blast, we’re certain that your friends and loved ones will want to spend every long weekend at this beautiful park.

On behalf of our movers, enjoy exploring all of the beautiful things in and around San Jose. If you ever need any help with your local or long-distance move, be sure to give our friendly staff a ring or fill out our online form to learn more. In the meantime, happy beaching! 

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