The Pleasure Point neighborhood in Santa Cruz is a stretch of coast near Capitola that roughly covers the area of between 30th Avenue and 41st Avenue. Pleasure Point has a rightly deserved reputation as a surfing destination, due mainly to the great surf breaks and the local surf history associated with the spot. There’s a distinctively cozy beachside feel in Pleasure Point that captures the laid back surfing vibe perfectly, casually indicating the yes, this is indeed a surfer’s paradise.
Nearby Capitola has plenty of shopping, dining, and coffee shops, all within a short distance from Pleasure Point. Though it doesn’t cover a large area, Pleasure Point does still have many of the same type of events and activities that you’ll find in other parts of the county such as Third Thursday and the Pleasure Point Street Fair.