Santa Cruz, California is a favorite summer destination for travelers everywhere. It boasts of some of the best surf spots on the Northern California coastline, a world famous century old wooden roller coaster on the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, and is in close proximity to many San Francisco Bay Area attractions including nearby popular seaside villages like Aptos and Capitola.
Coming here is an easy decision as there are many things to do Santa Cruz. Where to stay may prove more challenging especially if you prefer a room with an ocean view. While there are a good number of hotels in Santa Cruz County, surprisingly not many offer beachfront lodging, and those that do are often booked year round. The village of Aptos down a little known back road in the Santa Cruz area will fulfill any seaside dream vacation you may have.
Winding through a residential area from Santa Cruz to Aptos, California is the unique Seascape Resort. Sitting elevated on expansive ocean cliffs above the sands of the Pacific with a private beach at the base, this 285 unit paradise includes everything from studio suites to stand alone “villas”. This world-class destination is a popular Santa Cruz “staycation” for locals from the California Bay Area. It offers all the necessary amenities for a luxurious experience at a surprisingly affordable price for a property of this caliber.
If you are planning a romantic vacation to California, choosing a Seascape Resort Spa suite will add just the right touch. Include an in-room massage, a bottle of your favorite California wine, and a few roses sprinkled on the bed and you will delight the love of your life. The memory will last long after the vacation has ended.
In the evening nothing completes a day at the beach with a bonfire on the sand. For an affordable fee, the hotel will build a roaring fire and set up chairs on their private beach. They also offer all the goodies to make old-fashioned S’mores – all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the sounds and sights of a California evening as a gentle sea breeze blows and roaring waves crash on the shore.
The one downside to the area is also one of the benefits. It is off the beaten path. This makes it tricky to find. It also means you may not have cell phone service (not all providers work in this locale). Ask the front desk at the time of your booking if you have concerns about this.
Tips for a vacation in Santa Cruz County:
–Make reservation for everything well in advance.
–The evenings can be cold and foggy in the summer so bring warm clothing
–Going into Santa Cruz on Pacific Coast Highway One is very busy–get to your destination early before the Silicon Valley residents come over the hill.
–For a really great picnic lunch go to the small Seascape Village located just across the street from the resort. Here you will find a unique grocery store- Seascape Foods — with some of the freshest, health-conscious foods in the Bay Area. Everything they make has an organic focus. The roast beef Panini with horseradish is exceptional! They also carry many vegan selections.
16 Seascape Village
Aptos, CA 95003-6100
Attractions Santa Cruz the original Surf City USA –
–Santa Cruz wharf
–Boardwalk Santa Cruz
–Golfing at Seascape Golf Course – Seascape Golf Club phone number (831) 688-3213
–Surfing and Santa Cruz Surfing lessons — Club Ed Surf School, which offers private and group lessons at famous Cowell’s Beach.
–Tours- Helicopter tours, Whale watching tours, Bay cruises
–Beach Train Santa Cruz — Roaring Camp Beach Trains