Seacliff State Beach is often recognized by the crumbling WWI vintage tanker, the Palo Alto that sits at the end of the fishing pier. The beach is also a popular swimming spot. Exit Highway 1 at State Park Drive a little northwest of Aptos. Phone 831-429-2850.
The 26 full hook-up campsites and 34 non hook-up campsites are asphalt and for self-contained RVs only. A self-contained vehicle contains permanent working plumbing fixtures, flushable toilets, and a sealed, permanently affixed effluent holding tank. Hook-up sites 12, 13 and 26 are designated accessible while all sites in the non-hook-up area meet accessible requirements. Reservations are accepted year-round and are a necessity in summer and beyond at this highly popular beach campground. The maximum consecutive stay is 7 days with a maximum of 30 days in a calendar year.
South End Day Use Area. Many accessible picnic sites under shade structures are available. Accessible parking and several accessible restrooms are available.
The Seacliff walking trail known as the “Promenade” is a paved level pathway that travels between the beach and bluff for 0.9 mile and provides access to picnic sites and the beach. The trailhead is at Rio Del Mar with accessible parking and accessible restrooms available nearby.
A beach wheelchair is available. Call (831) 685-6500 for information.
Rio del Mar Area
Parking, comfort stations and outdoor rinsing showers are accessible.