A little over a week ago, I went to Seacliff State Beach. I’m taking time out from packing to visit the a few favorite places. This is my favorite beach in the Capitola/Santa Cruz area. It has the stone ship – see http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=543 for a description and the history. There are cliffs in the background. It’s lovely and a lovely walking beach. If you go during the week in summer, or anytime in winter you can park in the lots right next to beach, instead of having to park in the lot at the top of the cliff and walk a zillion steps down.
Around here I don’t go to the beach that much in summer. The water in this part of California is very cold. Most adults don’t get in without a wetsuit, though you see a few braving the surf and the cold water. I had to learn that you go to a beach for reasons other than getting in the water. It’s still wonderful. During winter it was easy to make a quick trip down Highway 17 to catch the sunset.
I’m going to miss the place.