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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.

To reach the beach, take the Seacliff turnoff from Highway 1 in the town of Aptos.

Location: Highway One, Aptos California Telephone 831-685-6422 Toll Free: 800-444-7275

Other California State Parks nearby:
(Boulder Creek) Big Basin Redwoods State Park
(Los Gatos) Castle Rock State Park
(Hollister) Hollister Hills State Recreation Area
(La Selva Beach) Manresa Uplands State Beach
(Monterey) Monterey State Historic Park
(Gustine) San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area


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