Vacationers can enjoy the scenic views and fabulous golfing with Aptos golf at its best on the coastal area of the beautiful Monterey Bay. Aptos consists of many small communities in the area of Santa Cruz County. There are so many great outdoor activities in Aptos, California.
Seascape Golf Club
610 Clubhouse Drive
Aptos, CA 95003-4899
The Seascape Golf Club is located on the gorgeous coastal highlands of the Monterey Peninsula offering Aptos golf at its best. This beautiful golf course was built in 1926 and has 18 holes spread over 6,000 + yards. The cypress trees help to protect the course from the wind. Formerly, this golf course served as a "victory garden" growing crops for the World War II national efforts. The golf course's clubhouse boasts a lovely lounge with a stone fireplace, a great bar and grill, banquet space for up to 300 people, and more. In addition, a pro shop with many brand-name items is on-site. Planning a getaway in an Aptos Bed and Breakfast close to the Seascape Golf Club would be fantastic.
Manresa State Beach
San Andreas Road
Aptos golf is not the only outdoor activity guests will enjoy. Visitors love the water sports such as surfing at this great beach. The Manresa beach hosts the junior lifeguard program for Santa Cruz County.
Sail on the Bay with the Chardonnay Sailing Charters
790 Mariner Park Way, Dock FF
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
The Chardonnay II is a spectacular sailing yacht measuring 70 feet. Passengers enjoy their excursions on this comfortable luxurious boat. Private and public sailing charters are available with the Chardonnay Sailing Charters. Hands-on sails are also available for the individuals that want to learn how to sail the yacht themselves. Vacationers can choose many themed sails and tours such as the eco-tours, aloha sail, fireworks, beach party, night races, sunset tours and more. Guests can plan an excursion to Santa Cruz and relax with a boat tour from an Aptos Inn.
Whale Watching with Stagnaro Charter Boats
Santa Cruz West Harbor, Dock F
The Stagnaro Charter Boats offer a new charter boat called "Velocity." This yacht is 60 feet long and is the only charter boat on the Monterey Bay that offers a full-service galley with the option for breakfast and lunch items. Vacationers will love to take a journey on the Monterey Bay to see whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions, otters, sea turtles, sea birds and more. Riders will even see sharks come to the surface on these excursions.
Horseback Riding or Romantic Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride with
The Monterey Bay Equestrian Center
19805 Pesante Road
Salinas, CA 93907
About 30 minutes from Aptos is Salinas, where guests can enjoy horseback riding on the beach or a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride. The Monterey Bay Equestrian Center offers private or group horseback riding lessons. A petting zoo is also located at the center for pleasure for both children and adults.