Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of Aptos

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Aptos. Travellers to this walkable city praise the cycling, restaurants and camping. Mystery Spot and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in and around Aptos

Are you searching for attractions to visit in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Aptos a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Nicholson Vineyards (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Seascape Golf Club (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Soquel Vineyards (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Pleasant Valley Vineyards (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Alfaro Family Vineyards (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Sante Adairius Rustic Ales (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Aptos

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, September, October, August and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 23°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Aptos

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Aptos is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Main Beach (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
  • Natural Bridges State Park (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
  • The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Seacliff State Beach (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Rio Del Mar Beach (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • New Brighton State Beach (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Aptos

The nearest airport is in Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal), located 7.2 mi (11.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into San Jose, CA (RHV-Reid Hillview), which is 23.1 mi (37.1 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Aptos?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 750 holiday lettings around Aptos. From 150 flats & apartments to 381 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Aptos?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Aptos:

  • Westside: 182 holiday homes
  • Upper Seabright: 117 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 22 holiday homes
  • Edenvale: 18 holiday homes
  • Beach Hill / Beach Flats: 80 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Aptos? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Aptos. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Seacliff State Beach: 546 holiday lettings
  • Seascape Golf Club: 907 holiday lettings
  • Aptos History Museum: 904 holiday lettings
  • Capitola Beach: 869 holiday lettings
  • Salinas Fairways Golf Course: 763 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Aptos listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Aptos?

Yes, of course. offers 150 Flats in Aptos. Our other popular types of Aptos holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 381 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 46 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 46 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Aptos?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 122 holiday homes with pool available in Aptos. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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