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About La Selva Beach in Watsonville, California

La Selva Beach is a private beach with public access near Watsonville. The beachfront community with the same name is part of unincorporated Santa Cruz County but has a Watsonville address. California State Parks owns the land south of La Selva Beach (Manresa State Beach) and a small sliver of land to the north too (sometimes referred to as Lundborgh Beach or Trestles Beach). The bluff and the beach in La Selva Beach are open to the public.

La Selva Beach is a beautiful beach with an association that residents can join, but anyone can visit the beach. The easiest option is to walk a short distance north on the sand from nearby Manresa State Beach (but you must pay for parking there). If walking from Manresa is too much, there are excellent beaches nearby. Sunset State Beach and Manresa State Beaches have four separate day-use areas with nice facilities and sandy beaches. Seascape Beach is close by too.

Note that swimming is dangerous at La Selva Beach because of rip currents and the lack of lifeguards (not to mention sharks).

Arbolado Dr and Breve Ave
Watsonville, CA 95076
Pet Details
Dogs allowed on leash
Sunbathing, Beach Walking
Train Trestle
Map of La Selva Beach
La Selva Beach, US
11:33 am, July 12, 2024
temperature icon 83°F
L: 57° H: 83°
Feels like 86.5 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 2 m/s
UV Index: 8.32
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:58 am
Sunset: 8:27 pm
Humidity 63 %
Pressure1011 mb
Wind 2 m/s

Nearby Beaches

Manresa State Beach

0.3 miles away

Manresa State Beach is a day-use facility in the La Selva Beach area near Watsonville, CA. The main day...

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Seascape Park Beach

0.8 miles away

Seascape Park is a six-acre county park that sits high on the bluff above the ocean in the Rio...

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