An Awesome Day at Aptos, Seascape and La Selva & Manresa State Beach


So we cruised off to the small community of Seascape in nearby Aptos:

Seascape Foods

Southpoint Seascape for Coffee

We then headed next door for some coffee at Southpoint Seascape (10 Seascape Village).

Manresa State Beach

There are plenty of beaches nearby and we chose Manresa State Beach (1445 San Andreas Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076). It’s $10 to park which we’re always happy to pay to contribute to state park funds (plus, the state park beaches have parking and restrooms!)

Manresa State beach is dog-friendly and allows bonfires (but no lifeguards and there are rip currents)
Lots of familes were picnicking at Manresa Beach
Plenty of surfers and boogie boarders at Manresa

Cantine (Wine And Tapas)

Hungry again! After the beach we headed to Aptos for lunch. We landed at Cantine Winepub (8050 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003).

Cantine owner Jason McKay — an incredibly nice guy!
Cantine Winepub Food and Beverage Menu

Jet Set Bohemian

Next we strolled around Aptos and found Jet Set Bohemian, a fun consignment store run by the mother/daughter team of Chelsea and Rebecca. It’s at 8049 Soquel Drive.

Coffee in Aptos

Coffee time again. We headed over to what a few locals told us was the best coffee in Aptos: The Cat & Cloud (10 Parade St suite a, Aptos, CA 95003):

Cement Ship at Sea Cliff State Beach

We then went down to the pier to check out the S.S. Palo Alto sunken ship which was originally built in Oakland CA and now resides at Sea Cliff State Beach (State Park Dr, Aptos, CA 95003).

The SS Palo Alto cement ship, Sea Cliff State Beach State Park Dr, Aptos, CA 95003

Next Time

A few things we’ll try to check out next time we visit the Seacliff/Aptos/La Selva Beach area:



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