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Seacliff State Beach, Aptos

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.5/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web
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  • This park offers great walking opportunities, either on the beach at low tide or along the footpath. There is a day use area with picnic tables which fills up fast, especially on weekends. Next are th...  read more »
  • Nice walk along the beach. Easy paths for walking or riding. The area is relatively clean. I would love to get information on the camping area, but I have yet to receive an email back from the park wi...  read more »
  • This is a State Beach with the Cement Boat which is slowly starting to break apart. You need to see it before it's gone. Nice beach to walk along the water line and take in the beautiful views. 
  • Back in 1967 when I was just a kid you can actually walk all the way out on this ship and go fishing it's sad that you can't get on it anymore time has taken its toll if you know when the stripers are running this is a fantastic spot and even if they aren't you just never know what you're going to catch I used to sneak out on this Wharf at night when I was a teenager to go catch sharks which you can still catch sometimes you never see it it would just take your line and you have to cut it or lose it fantastic memories here
  • NICE! Better than Santa Cruz because there are few hippies and pretentious rich asswipes. The people are generally nicer and the beach is less crowded. There is a $10 parking fee. Get there early to park in the lower lot or you have to walk down and up the stairs with all your stuff. There is RV camping, but no tent camping. There is a small pier where you can fish from. The SS Palo Alto is off the end of the pier. There are picnic areas and barbecues for you to cook. Bathrooms and water to rinse your feet are there too. There is a small cafe where you can get coffee, water, sodas and burgers. The view from the top of the cliffs is really nice while you sit at the benches.
  • I've gone to Seacliff since I was 3. My first of many fishing experiences was off of the cement ship which was closed half way during my childhood years. My father taught me everything he knew about catching and cleaning fish. We used to catch rockcod, flounder, kingfish, smelt and tomcod among others. Afterwards we'd enjoy the beach. We would camp down there and make many wonderful memories of the beautiful surroundings that will last me a lifetime!
  • Geeat beach, beat thencrowd % see the.concrete ship. Park on beach level if open. Steps from upper lot are a long qay down.
  • Of course it is very good to have fun on the sand beach and in the sea. But I found it is very smelly closed to the ship wreckage. I went to several Santa Cruz beach but this one is smelly and I don't feel comfortable. I definitely will chose and go to other beaches next time if they cost me the same $10 fee.
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