Located in the Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse at Lighthouse Point on West Cliff Drive, the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum opened its doors in June 1986 as the first surfing museum in the world.
Overlooking the legendary Steamer Lane surfing hotspot, this little gem of a museum features photographs, surfboards, and videos tracing over 100 years of surfing history in Santa Cruz.
The museum store specializes in one-of-kind T-shirts, hats and sweatshirts, as well books, postcards and other surf-related items.
Hours of operation between July 4 and Labor Day are Wednesday-Monday, 10AM to 5 PM.
Open Thursday through Monday, noon to 4 p.m. the rest of the year.