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San Jose, California
February 22, 2014
Santa Cruz Coastal Hike
Santa Cruz County
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The Place

Santa Cruz Coastal Hike
February 22, 2014
10:00 AM

Deteriorating Concrete Boat

New Brighton’s half mile long beach is backed by bluffs forested with cypress and Monterey pine Raccoons, deer and other animals inhabit this wooded upland as well as the park’s grassy coastal terrace where the campground and picnic area are situated. Migrating monarch butterflies winter in the park’s groves. .

Looking Down the Beach With Waves Forming

Walking the Walk

We will start out walking along the hard sand by the shore at New Brighton State Beach, previously known as China Beach as it was once a Chinese Fishing Village. We will pass through Seacliff State Beach. Here you will see the famous Cement Ship. The SS Palo Alto was built for WWI but never saw service as the war ended. It was bought by an amusement company, brought to Seacliff Beach and in the 1930s housed a restaurant and dance hall. After 2 seasons the company went bankrupt, and the ship "went to the birds." We will continue on and have our meeting at Hidden Beach. We will return the same way we came, getting to enjoy the view from a new perspective..

Level: 1.5 - Miles: 6.6 - Elevation: 100’- Host: Kent & Mary

Rock In The Beach Sand

Know Before You Go:

Parking is $8.00
Dogs Allowed on Leash
Dress appropriately, layers are suggested
Restrooms - Available In Parking Lot

Looking Back At The Wooden Pier

Directions:

From San Jose Take 880 S, it turns into 17 N. Take Highway 1 S. The beach can be reached by taking the New Brighton/Park Avenue exit to the right, then a quick left as you follow the signs.
Drive Time: 45 Min

Where to Meet:

We will meet in the Parking lot to start the hike.

Seaclif Trail Trail Map:     Click Here



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