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Seacliff State Beach, Aptos

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Seacliff State Beach is a state beach park on Monterey Bay, in the town of Aptos, Santa Cruz County, California. It is located off Highway 1 on State Park Drive, about 5 miles (8 km) south of Santa Cruz, . The beach is most known for the concrete ship SS Palo Alto lying in the water. North of Seacliff State Beach is New Brighton State Beach.

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  • Took the family to Seacliff State Beach on a warm Fall Saturday. In the past we would go to Santa Cruz Beach but we decided to go try somewhere else. The parking was $10 and at the time we went...  more »
  • this is part of the miles of beaches along the Monterey bay. the piers offer fishing spots as well as surf fishing.  more »
  • I love this place. So much parking available. Even if the parking along the beach is full, the upper parking lot is quite full. And the long, long stairway that connects the upper parking lot to the beach area is a bonus if you're looking to get some exercise in.and lose some calories before or after eating. Speaking of eating, there are plenty of tables and barbecue pits. Just bring along charcoal and meat and you're good to go.
  • Great place to walk and enjoy the ocean, the beach and the wildlife. Pavement along the Esplanade is great for those with mobility challenges. Bathrooms are minimalist but clean. Barbecues and parking for vehicles and RVs. Nice natural history museum. Great family beach.

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