Pot Belly Beach is located between Seacliff State Beach and New Brighton State Beach, on the border of Aptos and Capitola. The beach is partly privately owned (up to the high tide water mark, anyway), with a number of multi-million dollar homes built right up on the sand. As this is mostly a private beach, there are no amenities and most “users” of the beach are just passing through. However, Pot Belly Beach is also known as a good spot to learn to surf, away from the maddening crowds.
See also: New Brighton Beach Web Page