Beachside Bliss: Seascape

Nestled around Santa Cruz County are ample seaside towns to explore: filled with delicious eateries, handcrafted beverages, and spectacular scenery, each of these places embodies the unique flare of the community that calls that neighborhood home. Perched along the bluffs overlooking the shimmering waters of Monterey Bay is the quaint coastal hamlet of Seascape. With its inviting collection of shops and restaurants, kick-your-shoes-off atmosphere, and spectacular panoramic views of the shoreline, a visit to Seascape captures the essence of coastal living at its most charming. Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life in this secluded treasure: feel the sand between your toes, catch a majestic sunset, and slow down to savor the beachside bliss in Seascape!


Situated atop 45 acres of dramatically scenic coastal bluffs, the Seascape Beach Resort is a tranquil beachfront haven where coastal dreams come true. The all-suite resort comes equipped with an abundance of luxurious amenities, such as a championship golf club, a secluded beach, and three pools heated year-round complete with spas. Explore Seascape’s recreational pursuits, like miles of shoreline, a championship golf course, beach bonfires, and more. From romantic suites with whirlpool tubs to spacious, family-friendly beachfront villas where you can stretch out with your loved ones, Seascape Beach Resort has all the lavish services and amenities of a resort stay with all the creature comforts of home, all with those captivating ocean views!

Discover nirvana with the resort’s in-suite spa that brings services, such as a full-body massage and a marine-extract facial, into the comfort and privacy of your room. Let deep relaxation wash over you as you cozy up in your fluffy robe by your suite’s crackling fireplace, watching the sunset over Monterey Bay with a glass of wine in hand from your suite’s private deck. Let the soothing sounds of the waves lull you to a restful slumber that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed come morning: that’s beachside bliss. 

Indulge in the decadent dishes at Sanderlings, Seascape Beach Resort’s award-winning restaurant. Tucked right into the lobby for ease of access, Sanderlings delivers coastal casual cuisine and artisanal cocktails with an unforgettable ocean backdrop. With a menu meticulously sourced from the region’s local growers and fishers, each dish highlights the best of what Santa Cruz County has to offer. Snag a spot on the patio overlooking the cliffs and Monterey Bay for a spectacular Sanderlings experience!


When it comes to recreation, relaxation, and rejuvenation, Seascape knows how it’s done! Beach lovers will rejoice when they see Seascape Beach: its 17-mile-long, pristine coastline stretches as far as the eye can see. Take a stroll along the seemingly endless shoreline, comb the beach for treasures, and lounge in the sand, soaking up the California sunshine. When you’re ready for a rest, Seascape Beach Resort guests can zip off in a golf cart back to their suite, or arrange a beach bonfire, complete with s’mores, to finish off a perfect day on the shore!

If hitting the links is more your style, reserve your tee time at Seascape Golf Club! With 6,034 yards of impeccably green fairways and rolling hillsides, the championship golf course and grounds make for an incredible day of playing golf. 

Be sure to head to Seascape County Park as the sun makes its way toward the horizon: facing westward, overlooking the glimmering waters of Monterey Bay and the Pacific Ocean beyond, Seascape’s coastal bluffs make for an epic spot to catch the sunset! Beyond the park’s bluff trail, there are also picnic areas, art displays, and a playground to enjoy.


Situated in the heart of Seascape, Palapas Restaurant y Cantina (soon to be, Dos Pescados) will whisk you away on a culinary getaway to the coast of Mexico! Every detail, from the sun-soaked outdoor patio overlooking the ocean to their umbrella-laden cocktails and their seafood-driven Mexican cuisine, conjures the sublime feeling of embarking on a tropical vacation. The dishes at Palapas thoughtfully showcase time-honored Mexican cuisine, from traditional mole and sauces to house-made tortillas, while highlighting the natural bounty of the surrounding area, like the fresh seafood of Monterey Bay. Pair a menu favorite, like the beer-battered prawns or chicken mole, with a lively spirit-forward creation from the cantina. The vibrant tones of their tequila and mezcal-driven handcrafted cocktails are as delightful to look at as they are delicious to taste. Escape to Palapas to soak up the sun and take in the ocean views with a margarita in hand! And although ownership is set to change for Palapas in mid-May, the new owners of soon to be, Dos Pescados, plan to bring their own take on coastal Mexican cuisine.

For more casual fare, grab a slice from a community classic: Village Host. This Seascape mainstay won over the neighborhood with its tasty slices and laid-back vibe. That, paired with its steps-from-the-beach location. keeps people coming back time and again. While you wait for your made-to-order pizza pie, saddle up at their wine and beer bar or test your pinball skills at the restaurant’s classic arcade. Pro-tip: Take your hot, fresh pizza along for a picnic at Seascape Beach!

The irresistible aroma of freshly brewed coffee wafts from South Point, a coffee bar that also dishes up a delectable brunch on weekends. Serving up caffeine classics like cappuccinos and lattes as well as indulgent baked goods like cinnamon rolls and chocolate croissants, South Point is sure to satisfy your morning cravings! A must-try is the Aztec Mocha, which expertly blends the sweetness of chocolate with the spicy kick of cinnamon and chili powder. 


Spend a leisurely afternoon meandering around the Shops at Seascape Village, an eclectic array of boutiques and shops, offering a variety of goods from florals to fashion, gifts, and more. Seascape Foods has a little bit of everything, from housemade organic sourdough bread and an ample selection of pre-made delicacies at the delicatessen to artisanal products and gifts galore. The family-owned shop blends gastronomic goodies and local produce with curated coastal wares. Just around the corner, check out the contemporary attire at Cinnamon Bay Clothing Co., a local boutique that will have you looking coastal California cool. As you stroll through the marketplace, stop into Seascape Flowers for a bewitching bouquet to make a romantic seaside evening even more special! Whether you’re shopping for something to wear around the resort, searching for the perfect gift, or seeking gastronomic inspiration, the Shops at Seascape has you covered!   

With its culinary delights, resort-style accommodations, ample recreational options, and rugged cliffside beauty, the beachside bliss of Seascape awaits!