Small Beach Community

La Selva Beach

Situated right on the coast, La Selva Beach is a small, unincorporated community on the east side of Santa Cruz County. Officially a part of Aptos, this charming area features its own association and private beach, and is most recognized for its impressive seaside homes, and many recreational activities. Popular coastal activities in La Selva Beach include swimming, sunbathing, beachcombing, clamming, and surf fishing. Click to read more about La Selva Beach homes for sale.

Aerial view of La Selva Beach, CA waves and sand

La Selva Beach Home Statistics

Average Home Price $2.1M
Lowest Priced Home $78K
Highest Listing Price $12.5M
Total Property Listings 18
Avg. Price/SQFT $930

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La Selva Beach, CA Homes For Sale

The charming community of La Selva Beach is nestled between forest and farmland, making it geographically exclusive and yet close to the beach and just a short drive to the city. If you're looking for a quiet beachfront getaway, you'll find it in the La Selva Beach homes for sale above. Real estate in this beachfront community is characterized by upscale modern houses, charming cottages, and mature condominiums and townhomes, many of which have been modernly renovated to reveal upscale interiors.

There are also some ocean view lots ready for you to build and customize your dream home. Waterfront property in La Selva Beach varies in price from multi-million dollar properties, to more affordably priced condominiums and townhouses. Most homes in La Selva Beach command beautiful ocean views and are walking distance to the beach, while others are found in desirable gated communities. Properties in this area make for great investments, whether you’re looking for a primary residence, a second home, or a vacation rental property.

La Selva Beach real estate is highly desirable for its quiet and private surroundings, spectacular ocean views, and close proximity to many nearby cities and amenities. This small oceanside community is located along the central coast near the scenic Pacific Coast Highway 1, just 20 minutes southeast of Santa Cruz.

Homes in La Selva Beach are found in attractive neighborhoods and beachfront gated communities. These captivating houses, condos, and townhomes feature breathtaking views of the pristine sandy shores of Manresa State Beach, and Monterey Bay. Popular coastal activities in La Selva Beach, CA include swimming and sunbathing, beachcombing, clamming, and surf fishing.

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La Selva Beach, CA Community

La Selva Beach is near a variety of amenities and recreational hubs. The community itself offers the change to experience life uninterrupted. Primarily residential and brimming with landscaped homes along quiet and friendly streets, and homes enjoy slightly larger lots than those closer to town.

For families with young children, The Aptos Academy and Monterey Bay Academy schools are found nearby, along with Rio del Mar Elementary. Triangle Park is La Selva Beach’s most central park; the park’s grounds form a triangle and this shape is further enhanced by a triangular structure featuring flags from around the world. Here you’ll also find open grassy space and a horseshoe park. Manresa Sate Beach attracts many who enjoy kayaking, windsurfing, exploring the tide pools, and swimming.

Biking and hiking are also popular activities, with many trails found nearby. Wildlife enthusiasts will delight in the local whale watching opportunities, and the Elkhorn Slough Bird Sanctuary. La Selva Beach hosts an annual Fourth of July Parade each year, and it is even shorter than Aptos’ so-called “World’s Shortest Parade”. In December, Playa Boulevard is transformed into Candlelight Lane. During this time residents and tourists can admire the illumination of multi-colored lights which have been placed upon the indigenous pine trees and non-indigenous palm trees.

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