seacliff beach cement ship
Rio Del Mar Beach
Rio Del Mar Beach is a wide 2-mile strech of 7-miles of white sandy beach at the foot of the Sandstone Cliffs. It is a great place for family activities; picnics, frisbee and sunbathing, as well as swimming and fishing. Day parking is available and dogs are allowed on a leash. There are bonfire rings and barbecue/picnic areas. This popular summer beach is home to the Cement ShipUSS Palo Alto and Santa Cruz Wharf.
The Pixie Deli & Market
Rio Del Mar Esplande
Pixie Deli BBQ area
Wonderful outdoor seating area at the Pixie Deli's BBQ area.
The Pixie Deli & Market has coffee & great ice cream cones too! 
 Rio Del Mar Esplanade
Full Of Beans
Cafe Rio
Rio Del Mar showere and restrooms
New Public Restrooms & outdoor
showers  at the Rio Del Mar Beach
Fine Fresh Seafood & Steaks Dining  at the famous Cafe Rio 
For early risers Full Of Beans 
has an espresso bar, smoothies
 and indoor tables with an ocean view
Rio Del Mar Beach
Rio Del Mar Beach
Rio Del Mar Beach
Perfect beach for jogging or long strolls Rio Del Mar also has fire rings for memorable bonfires,  marshmallow roasting & sing-alongs.
children on Rio Del Mar Beach
Rio Del Mar Beach
looking out over Rio Del Mar Beach
sunset over Rio Del Mar Beach
cement ship
The Cement Ship-- built for WW1, briefly turned into a dance hall and cafe, now a fascinating window into the past.
Seacliff State Beach Park bathrooms
Blue skies at Seacliff beach looking 
towards the shores of Rio Del Mar Beach 
Seacliff State Beach Park bathrooms
Plenty of warm sand to play in
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