Great White Shark Visited Aptos this week

A great white shark visited Aptos this week, on both Saturday and Wednesday. The shark was reportedly about 8 or 9 feet long, and was spotted swimming around the cement boat at Seacliff State Beach. Shark sightings in Aptos are apparently fairly common between October and February, with several sightings reported in the news media […]

The SS Palo Alto (the Cement Boat)

If there is one image that identifies Aptos, California it would have to be that of The SS Palo Alto (the Cement Boat), the sunken concrete ship on the shore of Seacliff State Beach. A lot of people wonder how the ship got there – and it’s an interesting story. The ship was one of […]

Seacliff State Beach

Seacliff State Beach Park is one of the major draws to Aptos for out-of-town visitors. It is perhaps best known as the spot where “the cement boat,” aka the SS Palo Alto, lies sunken offshore. The beach can be crowded on summer days, particularly on any three-day weekend. Some of the biggest crowds, however, can […]