Located on the southwest side of the island, this is one of the most picturesque anchorages on Santa Cruz. Offshore rocks and sandstone bluffs accentuate a pristine white sand beach that sits at the mouth of one of the larger watersheds on the south side. The anchorage boasts a rich natural and human history that you can explore with an Island Packer naturalist on a mild to moderate walk.
The crossing to and from Ventura will take you along the south shore of the island, where the unique geology and varied history will be highlighted by the crew. The water is warmer on the south side, so the potential for rare wildlife sightings is greater as well.
Access to the anchorage is via a shore boat directly onto the beach. All visitors going to this destination must have a signed release form from The Nature Conservancy. You can download the form HERE or request one from the front desk when you sign in.