Off Hwy. 1 in Aptos, Seacliff State Beach is nearly two miles of long sandy beach under sandstone cliffs. Good weather and nice facilities make this beach popular with visitors. The pier ends in the concrete ship Palo Alto, which was built at the Oakland shipyard in 1918 as a supply ship in World War I. The beach is also a popular swimming spot. There is a long stretch of sand backed by bluffs. There is a covered picnic facility. The park also has an interpretive center.