Spend your days in sunshine and gorgeous scenery in La Selva Beach, an oceanfront community in the southern reaches of Santa Cruz County. Whether you've come to the shores of Monterey Bay to fish, surf, or sunbathe with your loved ones, you'll find all the charms of the Central California Coast at our La Selva Beach vacation rentals.
Named for the dense coastal woodlands that once populated the area, La Selva Beach sits on the edge of Monterey Bay between Aptos and the agricultural hub of Watsonville. This community of fewer than 3,000 residents offers a more tranquil alternative to the bustling coastal cities of Capitola (eight miles northwest), Santa Cruz (13 miles northwest), and Monterey (33 miles south).
Whether you time you visit for winter, spring, summer, or fall, our La Selva Beach vacation homes provide enviable access to California's sand and surf. Wander down the bluffs at Manresa State Beach to fish for starry flounder, halibut, striped bass, and barred surf perch. You'll also be just five miles north of Sunset State Beach, a favorite spot for picnicking and observing western snowy plovers as they build their nests in the sand.
In search of a bit of classic family fun? Take a short drive north to the legendary surf town of Santa Cruz, where the Giant Dipper and other thrill rides await at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Or, head south to the bayfront city of Monterey, home to beloved populations of sea otters, penguins, and sharks at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Experience the ease and relaxation of California coastal living - book your escape to one of our La Selva Beach vacation rentals today!
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