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Rio Del Mar Beach

RIO DEL MAR BEACH: This beach is known for its wide, long strip of clean sand and is a favorite place for dog lovers to walk their dogs on leashes. This area has become very popular for short-term vacation beach rentals, and is a favored beach for family activities during the summer months. There are nearby shopping and restaurants and Lifeguards in the summer.

Open 8 am to 10 pm

CLIMATE: The weather is changeable, layered clothing is advised. The temperatures can vary from moderate to chilly and sunny to foggy in a matter of moments.

ACTIVITIES: Long walks, dog walking, Frisbee, picnics, and it is a good beach for sun bathing.

LOCAL FLAVORS and OTHER ATTRACTIONS:
  • Capitola City Beach
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk & Amusement Park
  • Aptos Village Park
  • Rio Del Mar Country Club/Golf course
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum
  • Steamer Lane, Surfing spot in Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Memorial Light house
  • Santa Cruz Wharf
  • Santa Cruz Blues Festival/Memorial Weekend/Aptos Park
  • Cabrillo Music Festival/Cabrillo College/First Week in August

by: Carla Iacovetti
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