Seacliff State Beach harbors a ‘cement boat,’ a quixotic freighter built of concrete that floated OK, but ended up here as a coastal fishing pier.
Near Watsonville, the La Selva Beach exit off Hwy 1 leads here to this sparsely populated beach.
The La Selva Beach exit off Hwy 1, near Watsonville, brings you here, where you can have miles of sand and surf almost all to yourself.
Big beach with bonfire pits and a lagoon, good for kids and often fairly empty. It’s off E Cliff Dr.
With a good surf break and bathrooms, this pretty all-around sandy spot is further east of 26th Ave off E Cliff Dr.
The scene, with a huge sandy stretch, volleyball courts and swarms of people. Park on East Cliff Dr and walk across the Lost Boys trestle to the beach boardwalk.
The only official off-leash beach for dogs (before 10am and after 4pm) is just west of the lighthouse. The field across the street is another good romping ground.