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Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse - Home Of The Santa Cruz Surfing Museum Ca Usa
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Mark Abbott Memorial Light, Monterey Bay,Santa Cruz, California, USA was built by Mark Abbott's parents as a memorial to their son who drowned nearby in 1965.
The lighthouse holds the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, the oldest surf museum in the world. With collections dating back to the earliest years of surfing on mainland United States, the museum houses a good historical account of surfing in Santa Cruz, California.
Also known as Point Santa Cruz, this area forms the northern boundary of Monterey Bay. It is one of the last open headlands in any California urban area. Surfers, tourists, birds - including the rare Black Swift and wintering Monarch butterflies - are drawn to this area. On clear days expect gorgeous views and great walks. The walkway near the rugged coastline allows visitors to experience the ocean, the surfers and sea lions.
March 12th, 2011
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