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Seacliff State Beach

State Park Drive
Aptos, CA 95003

831-685-6442

This beach is known for its fishing pier and concrete freighter, The Palo Alto. Unfortunately, the ship is unsafe and closed to the public. Only the pier is open for fishing. The beach is also a popular swimming spot. There is a long stretch of sand backed by bluffs. There is a covered picnic facility. The park also has an interpretive center.

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

The Seacliff visitor center features natural and cultural history interpretive exhibits, a tidepool tank, and an aquarium. Beachfront camping at Seacliff is for recreational vehicles (RVs) only. Picnicking, fishing, and guided fossil, history, or beach walks are among the most popular activities. Children’s arts and crafts programs highlight Seacliff’s story. The New Brighton visitor center tells the story of Pacific wildlife migrations and highlights the history and contribution of Chinese immigrants in the area. Campfire and Junior Ranger programs are offered during the summer. More than 100 family, group, bicycle, and RV campsites make this a special vacation spot.

TRAIL USE
Bike Trails
Hiking Trails

DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Picnic Areas
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Fishing
Interpretive Exhibits
Beach Area
Windsurfing/Surfing
Family Programs
Geocaching

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