Hidden Beach Park

Hidden Beach Park is located at the end of Cliff Drive in Rio del Mar. It has a small parking lot, with only enough room for eight vehicles. It does have a port-a-potty for a rest room. It does have a path leading down to Hidden Beach. See also: Hidden Beach Park – county web […]

Hidden Beach Aptos

Hidden Beach Aptos is located just south of Platforms Beach and a bit to the north of Beer Can Beach. It is used mostly be local Rio del Mar neighborhood residents because the beach does not have its own parking lot. There is some parking available at the Hidden Beach Park and playground, but other than […]

Aptos Real Estate Report – May 2014

The Aptos real estate market is alive and well in May 2014! In April 2014, the median home price in Aptos was $715,671 – up 11% compared to a year ago, when the median price was $645,000. 34 homes closed escrow in April, which is almost the same as a year ago, when 33 homes […]

Aptos Real Estate Report – April 2014

The Aptos real estate market is alive and well in April 2014! In March 2014, the median home price in Aptos was $693,000 – up 6.5% compared to a year ago, when the median price was $652,250. 19 homes closed escrow in March, but that’s 20.8% fewer than a year ago, when 24 homes closed […]

Deer Park Marketplace / Shopping Center

Built on the site of Claus Spreckels‘ old deer hunting grounds, the Deer Park Marketplace is the primary shopping center for the Rio del Mar neighborhood. The shopping center was built in the 1970s and is the second “large scale” shopping center in Aptos, after the Rancho del Mar shopping center. In addition to Deluxe […]

Deluxe Foods – Aptos

Deluxe Foods of Aptos is located in the Deer Park Marketplace shopping center, and it’s one of the few genuinely “gourmet” markets in Santa Cruz county. They have a bakery, deli, fresh-made sushi, a healthy selection of beer and wine, and the best selection of domestic and imported craft cheeses as you’ll find anywhere in […]

Aptos Real Estate Report – March 2014

Is Aptos ever more beautiful than in the springtime? Well, yes – it’s more beautiful in autumn usually, but it’s pretty nice in the springtime, especially just after a little RAIN! But we’re not here to talk about the exquisite Aptos weather so much as about the Aptos real estate market. To get things rolling, […]

Rio del Mar Beach

Rio del Mar Beach is perhaps the most well-known beach in Aptos, if only because it shared the name with the Rio del Mar neighborhood. Of all the beaches in Santa Cruz county, it is among the most accessible. There is a free public parking lot along the esplanade, and when that is full (as […]

Aptos Parks and Recreation Overview

Welcome to the Aptos Parks and Recreation Overview page at AptosCommunityNews! Aptos is home to a large number of well-known and popular state and county parks. Among the most prominent are: New Brighton State Beach Seacliff Beach Park Rio del Mar Beach Beer Can Beach Seacliff Village Park Pot Belly Beach Forest of Nisene Marks […]