.Best of Santa Cruz County 2023: COMMUNITY LIFE

The best beach, derby girl, farmers market and more


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Twin Lakes State Beach
E. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz

RUNNERS-UP Seacliff State Beach, Capitola City Beach

Bike Ride

Wilder Ranch 

RUNNERS-UP West Cliff Drive, Forest of Nisene Marks State Park

Boardwalk Ride

Giant Dipper
400 Beach St., Santa Cruz 
423-5590, beachboardwalk.com

secure document shredding

RUNNERS-UP Fireball, Log Ride

Derby Girl

Flower Power #9 Daisy Baxter

RUNNERS-UP Foxee Firestorm, Ima Hotmess 

Dog Park

Frederick Street
168 Frederick St., Santa Cruz

RUNNERS-UP Chanticleer Park, Aptos Polo Grounds

Farmers Market 

Monterey Certified Farmers Market (at Cabrillo)
6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos

RUNNERS-UP Downtown Farmers Market, Live Oak Farmers Market





Local Athlete

Nat Young

RUNNERS-UP Carina Reid, Annie Sakamoto

Local Hero

Carina Reid

RUNNERS-UP Curtis Reliford, Jack O’Neill

Nonprofit Group

Second Harvest Food Bank
800 Ohlone Parkway, Watsonville,
722-7110, thefoodbank.org

RUNNERS-UP Homeless Garden Project, The Romero Institute

Place of Worship

Twin Lakes Church
2701 Cabrillo College Drive, Aptos, 
465-3300, tlc.org

RUNNERS-UP Temple Beth El (Aptos), The Beach

Place to Walk/Jog/Hike

West Cliff Drive

RUNNERS-UP Nisene Marks, Henry Cowell State Park

Retreat Center

Land of Medicine Buddha

5800 Prescott Road, Soquel,
462-8383, landofmedicinebuddha.org

RUNNERS-UP 1440 Multiversity, Mount Madonna

Wedding Venue

Chaminade Resort & Spa
1 Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz, 
475-5600, chaminade.com

RUNNERS-UP Hollins House, The Beach


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