Visitors to the Santa Cruz - Monterey coast find a wide variety of attractions from popular surfing destinations around Santa Cruz to the wild and scenic Big Sur coast.
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 connects to an old concrete ship which was beached there in 1929. The vessel is no longer safe for visitors, but the pier is still open and a popular fishing spot. On shore are great picnic areas, a snack shop, and a small Visitors Center.
The camping area at Seacliff Beach 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 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.
|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 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|
|Nearby Attractions:||Visitor Center, pier, snack bar, sunbathing, picnicking, surfing, fishing; nearby Forest of Nisene Marks in Aptos, Sunset Beach, Manresa Beach|