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Pacific Shores

Luxury Apartments in Santa Cruz

Put yourself in the view at Pacific Shores. 1 & 2 bedroom apartments for rent in beautiful Santa Cruz, CA, bring the California dream to you with garden-style elegance set adjacent to Antonelli Pond Nature Preserve with views of the sea cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean in this iconic, historic city.

Close to University of California Santa Cruz and the famed Beach Boardwalk – Pacific Shores immerses you in luxury apartments with an ocean view, walking distance to the Monarch Butterfly trail and easy access to bike & hiking trails. 

Live among natural splendor, near everything you want and need on the Westside of Santa Cruz.

Pacific Shores

1240 Shaffer Road Santa Cruz, CA 95060 US


Love Your New Space

Open floor plans and large patios and balconies invite you to express yourself at Pacific Shores. Large windows and custom lighting are the canvas for your own unique style, complemented by panoramic views of the Santa Cruz Mountains or Pacific Ocean. Pacific Shores is your everyday coastal retreat.

Your 1 or 2 bedroom apartment features:

  • Open Floor Plan
  • Large Private Balcony/Patio
  • Hardwood-Style Floors*
  • Beautiful Pool & Spa
  • Walk to the Beach

*In Select Homes

Take advantage of your gourmet kitchen to savor the bounty of fresh produce from two local farmers markets. Stay fit for weekend mountain biking at the fitness center, or just bask in the sun by our shimmering pool and spa.

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Our Sophisticated Surf Town

Convenient to Highway 17 and Highway 1, Pacific Shores positions you within easy access to tech giants in Silicon Valley, as well as local employers highlighted by University of California Santa Cruz, Joby Aviation, HP|Poly, and Future Motion.

The natural world unfolds outside your door, with Natural Bridges State Beach, Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Lab, and Wilder Ranch State Park in walking distance. Enjoy the nearby fun and electric energy of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk & Wharf – alive with amusements, restaurants, and local culture.

Wax your board or leash up the dog and head out to the legendary beaches of Santa Cruz.

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Local Flavors

Keep your palate entertained with innovative and eclectic dining & other indulgences in the Mission and Swift Street Westside neighborhoods. Including, Upper Crust Pizza, Café Brasil, Humble Sea Brewing, Cat & Cloud Coffee, and Marianne’s Ice Cream Scoop Shop. 

Nearby New Leaf Community Market on Fair Avenue and Safeway in the Almar Shopping Center will keep your pantry stocked with the essentials. Sample the fresh goodness from the Saturday farmers' market at Mission Street and Western Drive. 

Indulge your surfing, biking, and skating needs at Haut Surf Shop, Arrow Surf & Sport, and Another Bike Shop.  

Experience Ocean View luxury close to everything at your 1 or 2 bedroom apartment at Pacific Shores.

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