Open Year-round
?
Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
Yes
Potable water
No
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Seacliff State Beach is another of the wonderful set of coastal state park campgrounds located close to the towns of northern Monterey Bay. Seacliff is solely an RV campground, however, so there are no tent camping facilities here (but check out the nearby Manresa Uplands Campground for tents-only camping).

The Seacliff Campground has two sections. The full hookup area at the northern end of the beach has 26 sites, and the "overflow" area consists of lots A, B and C with no hookups, picnic tables, or fire rings. The overflow sites are just lines painted on the pavement delineating the 60-foot-long by 24-foot-wide spaces. All of the sites in the campground are just across the walking path from the beach, and all have fantastic views of the Monterey Peninsula and the Santa Cruz Coast. There are restrooms at intervals along the main campground road.

Seacliff State Beach is a fairly narrow and rocky beach with plenty of driftwood that people use to make shelters and sculptures. It is popular with swimmers in nice weather, and the entire shore is extremely popular with walkers and dogs. The town of Aptos is nearby with all services, and there are many fine beaches up and down the coast in addition to inland parks with miles of hiking and biking trails. Seacliff is a great place to use as a base camp as you explore the Santa Cruz and Monterey areas.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Beachfront campsites. Some full hookups. Dogs allowed on beach.

Cons

Subject to evacuation during winter storms. Tough to get reservations.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

California State Parks

Reservation phone number

1 (800) 844-7275

Features

ADA accessible
Historically significant
Flushing toilets
Picnic tables

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

San Francisco Peninsula + Santa Cruz, California
San Francisco Peninsula + Santa Cruz, California
San Francisco Peninsula + Santa Cruz, California

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