Neighborhood at Pacific Shores

Welcome to Santa Cruz

Explore Your City

Located between the sea cliffs of the Pacific and the forested coastal mountains, with a rich counterculture history, Santa Cruz is always a fresh experience.

Unparalleled surfing, mind-blowing mountain biking, and near-endless hiking trails offer an outdoor lifestyle like no other, every day.

The city beats to the drum of a diverse population of artists and free spirits. Feel the rhythm at Kuumbwa Jazz Center. See the latest indie film at The Nickelodeon or The Del Mar. Or just enjoy the local flavor of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, with its entertainment and eclectic dining.

Pacific Shores lays the fabulous, funky city of Westside Santa Cruz at your feet.

Pacific Shores

1240 Shaffer Road Santa Cruz, CA 95060 US


Eat & Drink

  • West Side Tap & Kitchen
  • Humble Sea & Brewing
  • Upper Crust Pizza
  • Cat & Cloud Coffee
  • Café Brasil 
  • Copal – Oxacan Cuisine 
  • Mission St. BBQ
  • Sabieng Thai Cuisine 
  • Avanti Restaurant 
  • Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery 
  • Parish Publick House  
  • Vim Dining and Desserts 
  • Kelly’s French Barkery
  • Ferrell’s Donuts 
  • Marianne’s Ice Cream 

Out & About

  • Saturday Farmer’s Market
  • Natural Bridges State Park
  • Moore Creek Preserve 
  • Wilder Ranch State Park
  • Santa Cruz Wharf
  • Davenport Landing
  • Antonelli Pond Nature Preserve
  • Monarch Butterfly Trail
  • Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail 
  • West Cliff Dr. 
  • The Pogonip
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum 
  • Steamer’s Lane Surfing
  • Seymour Marine Discovery Center
  • Neary Lagoon Wildlife Refuge 
  • Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park


  • University of California Santa Cruz
  • Joby Aviation
  • Future Motion
  • Santa Cruz Seaside Company Inc
  • Poly/HP
  • Dignity Health (Dominican Hospital)
  • Kaiser Permanente 
  • Sutter Health 
  • New Leaf Community Markets 
  • Encompass Community Services
  • Amazon
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles 


  • Pacific Collegiate School 
  • Santa Cruz High School
  • University of California Santa Cruz
  • Cabrillo College 
  • Bay View Elementary 
  • Mission Hill Middle School
  • Westlake Elementary School 
  • Santa Cruz City Schools 
Neighborhood at Pacific Shores

Access it All

Cook up something spectacular with local delicacies from the area’s two ongoing farmers markets, or head out for a bite at one of the city’s many exciting dining destinations.

Dig into a juicy burger at Rosie McCann’s Irish Pub & Restaurant or sip a certified-organic pint at Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing. The speakeasy vibe at the Redroom Cocktail Lounge sets the tone for a lively evening out.

Live between the mountains and the sea, with all the cultural opportunities in a luxury 1 or 2 bedroom apartment near University of California Santa Cruz.

Contact the office to schedule a tour of our family friendly apartments today.