The Santa Cruz and Monterey coast attracts visitors from far and wide. From great surfing around Santa Cruz to the wild and scenic Big Sur coast, there is so much to see and do. Campers at Seacliff State Beach Campground have a wonderful ocean view.
Seacliff State Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Santa Cruz County. With a reputation for gentle surf and great facilities for beach-goers, summer weekends usually see the parking lots full. A popular attraction is the pier which once connected to an old concrete ship beached there in 1929. During the 2017 winter the ship broke into pieces and the pier was damaged. After repairs are made, the pier, which is a popular fishing spot, will reopen. On shore are great picnic areas, a snack shop, and a small Visitors Center.
Seacliff State Beach Campground is only for self-contained RVs and trailers. There is no tent camping. The 60 campsites are arranged in a single row along the edge of the sand, giving campers great views of the ocean from their RVs. Twenty-six of the sites at Seacliff State Beach Campground have full hook-ups. Each site usually has space for campers to set up a small table and a raised fire ring.
Reservations are accepted for most sites. However, a limited number of non-hook up campsites are sold by lottery each day at 12:30 p.m. Prospective campers must be present with their RVs before noon to sign up for the lottery. Any remaining campsites will be first-come, first-served.
|Seacliff State Beach Campground Basics|
|Seacliff State Beach Campground Location:||State Park Dr. off Highway 101 in Aptos|
|Number of Sites:||60|
|Max. People per Site:||8 (including children)|
|Vehicles per Site:||2 (one driven and one towed)|
|Pets:||On leash, always attended|
|Reservations at Seacliff State Beach Campground|
|Reservations available||year-round, up to 7 months in advance|
|Maximum Vehicle Length:||Hook-up sites 45 feet
Non-hook-up sites Lot A 35 feet, Lots B and C 45 feet
|Wheelchair accessible Sites:||most campsites and all restrooms|
|Fees:||Premium sites - $55
Hook-up sites - $65
|Reservations:||Seacliff Beach Campground Reservations|
|Check-out, Check-in:||Noon, 2 PM|
|Seacliff Beach Campground Amenities|
|Campsites:||some hook-ups available|
|Campground Map:||Seacliff Beach Campground Map|
|Attractions near Seacliff State Beach Campground:||Tour the Visitor Center. Enjoy the pier/ Grab a bite at the snack bar. Enjoy sunbathing, picnicking, surfing, and fishing. Visit nearby Forest of Nisene Marks in Aptos. Drive south to Sunset Beach and Manresa Beach.|