Lighthouse Field State Beach
|Lighthouse Field State Beach|
Visitors watching Steamer Lane waves from Lighthouse Field State Beach
|Location||Santa Cruz County, California, USA|
|Nearest city||Santa Cruz, California|
|Area||38 acres (15 ha)|
|Governing body||California Department of Parks and Recreation|
Lighthouse Field State Beach is a protected beach in the state park system of California, United States. It is located in the city of Santa Cruz at the north end of Monterey Bay. The beach overlooks the Steamer Lane surfing hotspot. It also contains the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, housed in a 1967 lighthouse. The 38-acre (15 ha) site was established in 1978.
Steamer Lane is a famous surfing location. Each Christmas the park hosts Santa Cruz's annual "Caroling under the Stars" event. The park is free to visit year-round, and offers walking trails, wildlife viewing, picnic areas, public restrooms, and outdoor showers.
- "Lighthouse Field SB". California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-07-28.
- "California State Park System Statistical Report: Fiscal Year 2009/10" (PDF). California State Parks: 30. Retrieved 2012-07-28.