Monterey Bay Region
California’s vast coastline undoubtedly harbors many great landscape locations. We chose Santa Cruz just south of San Francisco. Its natural beauty is present in the pristine beaches, lush redwood forests and rich farmland. The county is situated at the northern end of Monteray Bay on a wide coastline between the Pacific Ocean and the crest of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Here the ocean is flanked by steep cliffs that are difficult to traverse in order to gain access to the various coves and beaches that shelter the best photography locations.