Welcome to the gorgeous oasis of La Selva Beach, an outstandingly scenic slice of paradise in Santa Cruz County, California. A public beach, this sandy bank has become a beloved spot amongst locals and visitors alike, but despite its favored status has remained wonderfully tranquil and pristine. The beach is known for its gentle surf, breathtaking sunsets, wildlife, and scattered coastal homes and attractions in this well-preserved stretch of California coastline. Close to parks, vast deep forests, cascading hills, and farmlands that sweep you back in time, the area is a canvas of gold, green, and azure. It is truly a portrait of Central California's natural and inherent beauty, reminding us all of the most coveted lifestyle that so many come looking for in this state. Truly a breath of fresh air, La Selva Beach is a pure and untainted look at the region, and it comes hand-in-hand with a lovely selection of charming amenities that will keep you coming back time after time.
Charming Beachside Amenities
Although you can spend ages walking along the shores of La Selva Beach and exploring its soft golden sand, powerful surf, and luxuriant coastal vegetation, the natural attractions here are complemented by some charming inland amenities. There is a lovely clubhouse at the La Selva Beach Recreation District where you can enjoy stunning views, host an event, or take part in a range of festivities throughout the year. Nearby, you can walk to the grocery market or soak up the sun at the beautiful Triangle Park. The Monterey Bay Wine Company is a small local wine producer that has provided handcrafted wines to restaurants, grocers, and shops throughout the state. Their charming location is also steps from La Selva Beach.
World-Class Destinations Within Reach
La Selva Beach is just a stroll away from the perhaps more widely known Manresa State Beach, a favored spot for surfers, surf fishing, picnics, camping, and sunbathing. The region is known for its outstanding vistas of the towering water-carved bluffs, the impressive Santa Cruz Mountains, and the unspoiled woodlands of the scenic Monterey Peninsula. Although amenities are spread apart to preserve the peaceful environment, you can access a number of wonderful beachside attractions including waterfront wining and dining spots, luxurious beach resorts, winding coastal scenic drives, and even the gorgeous and esteemed Aptos Seascape Golf Course.
Amazing Homes Nearby
Although La Selva Beach doesn't seem to be a residential area at first glance, there are many beautiful homes dispersed throughout this stunning region. From cottage-style vacation homes and elegant farmhouses to oceanfront beach condos just a short drive away, the options are surprisingly abundant. Just moments from the coast there are private Mediterranean estates and palatial vineyard-inspired mansions, simple mobile homes, and cozy cabins and ranchers. Vacation homes with hot tubs, airy chalets with expansive grilling decks and patios overlooking the ocean from an elevated stance, woodland homes, and sunny Californian craftsman masterpieces are all available nearby. Just look beyond the waves, the trees, and the rugged coastline to find some of the most exceptionally beautiful homes in Central California.
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