The photo above shows the rock wall that separates the beaches. You'll find pictures of both beach areas at the end of this guide.
LocationSanta Cruz County, north of the town of Santa Cruz Get a map and directions
- These beaches are often quite sunny
- Rock towers, a wall of rocks, caves
- About 100 yards long and 70 yards wide
- Nice sand
Who's at Panther and Hole in the Wall BeachA few people, about half of them nude
Panther and Hole in the Wall Beach FacilitiesNone
Panther and Hole in the Wall Beach ActivitiesSunbathing, rock climbing. Swimming not advised because of riptides.
More Nude Beaches Within 25 Miles of Panther and Hole in the Wall
- Scott Creek: About 5 miles north
- Bonny Doon: About a mile north
- Laguna Creek: About half a mile south
Nudity Laws: Panther and Hole in the Wall BeachLaws regarding nudity vary by location and fines are stiff in some places. We have not been able to find a link to Santa Cruz County nudity laws and the responsibility for knowing the law at Panther and Hole in the Wall beaches is yours.
Nude or naturist beach neophytes, please be respectful of others and read the Nude Beach and Topless Beach Etiquette guidelines before you go to a nude beach.