Location: Highway 1 at Aptos Description: 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. Web site: http://parks.ca.gov/?page_id=543 Map: Click here
My day is incomplete without a jont along Seacliff. Seacliff has a well-maintained paved one mile path, running from the end of Spreckles Road to "the wall." Along the way you'll pass party-goers at the picnic tables, the cement ship and visitor center, and all kinds of RVers camped facing the sea. I nearly always pass a familiar face or pooch, waving as we go. Brought your coffee with you? Don't worry, there are plenty of regularly cleaned restrooms along the way. When you're done, head to Pixie's Deli for a mongo quesadilla--but bring a friend to share it with.
Cruzio serves Aptos, Aromas, Ben Lomond, Bonny Doon, Boulder Creek, Brookdale, Capitola, Corralitos, Davenport, Felton, Freedom, La Selva Beach, Lompico, Pajaro, Rio Del Mar, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Seacliff, Soquel, Watsonville, and Zayante.