La Selva Beach Activities and Attractions

What else awaits you in this seaside destination of La Selva Beach? 
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Things to do while staying in La Selva Beach

During your stay in one of ourLa Selva Beach vacation rentals, be sure to check out some of the many activities we have to offer. With Aptos being just 5 miles away, Capitola 7 miles and Santa Cruz 13 miles, you have access to unlimited activities during your La Selva beach vacation.

Manresa State Beach
Picnic tables and tent camping. Surfing, fishing, boogie-board. A day use fee is charged for access.
206 Sand Dollar • La Selva, CA 95063 • (831) 761-1795

Stagnaro Sport Fishing Charters and Whale Watching
Year round fishing trips for sand dab, salmon, cod and albacore. Whale watching in Monterey Bay. Nearby to La Selva.
P.O.Box 1340 • Santa Cruz, CA 95061 • (831) 427-0230

Plenty of great surfing along the coast near La Selva. Check out Main Beach in Santa Cruz for some of our favorite breaks. New to surfing? Surf lessons and rentals are available at Call them at 1-800-287-SURF.

Main Beach/Cowell Beach
Santa Cruz beach famous for volleyball, swimming and surfing.
Beach Street • Santa Cruz, CA • (831) 420-6015

Moran Lake Park
9.2 acre park with beach access, surfing, fishing and picnic spots.
2700 East Cliff Drive • Santa Cruz, CA • (831) 454-7956

Mountain Biking
Go mountain biking in Nisene Marks State Park or Wilder Ranch State park, near to La Selva.

Wide selection of nearby courses.
De Laveage Golf Course
Pasatiempo Golf Club was designed by Alister MacKenzie and is a semi-private golf club.
Casserly Par 3 is a 9 hole par 3 golf course in Watsonvillage, California.
Seascape Golf Course is located in the coastal highlands of Monterey Peninsula.

Things to see while vacationing in La Selva Beach

La Selva Beach  is near to many attractions from museums to festivals.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Mini golf, games, food, shopping, bowling – you can find it all on the boardwalk.
400 Beach Street • Santa Cruz, CA 95060 • (831) 423-2338

Santa Cruz County Symphony
Check out the symphony during your Santa Cruz vacation.
307 Church Street • Santa Cruz, CA 95060 • (831) 462-0553 xt.11

La Selva 4th of July Parade
Celebrate 4th of July with baton twirling and hurling.
504 Front Street • Santa Cruz, CA 95060 • (831) 421-9605

Downtown Santa Cruz
You’ll find a lot to do in downtown Santa Cruz. From restaurants, to shopping to several music venues and movie theaters.

Santa Cruz Wineries
Tour Santa Cruz and La Selva wineries and sample their fare.