Some of the cities, towns, and places in SantaCruz County are Amesti, Aptos, Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley, Ben Lomond, Bonny Doon, Boulder Creek, Branciforte, Brookdale, Capitola, Corralitos, Davenport, Day Valley, Felton, Felton Grove, Freedom, Interlaken, La Selva Beach, Live Oak, Lompico, Mount Hermon, Opal Cliffs, Pajaro Dunes, Paradise Park, Pasatiempo, Pleasure Point, Rio del Mar, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Seacliff, Soquel, Twin Lakes, Watsonville, Zayante
Santa Cruz County, California, officially the County of Santa Cruz, is a county on the Pacific coast of the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 262,382. The county seat is Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz County comprises the Santa Cruz–Watsonville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the San Jose–San Francisco–Oakland, CA Combined Statistical Area. The county is on the California Central Coast, south of the San Francisco Bay Area region. The county forms the northern coast of the Monterey Bay, with Monterey County forming the southern coast.