State: Southern California
City: Santa Cruz
Number of Sites: 26
Full Hook: Yes
About: 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.
Directions: Take the State Park Drive exit from Highway One in the neighborhood of Aptos.