This will be our fourth New Year's Day at the beach! We walk 7 miles on the beach south of Rio Del Mar. Starts at 10, since it's New Year's Day and is out of town. Lunch near end of hike at Seascape Resort. We'll arrive at Seascape around 12:30 PM with a group of 20 - I expect that not everyone will join us for lunch. They offer buffet, that's what we're doing - cost will be around $20 plus tax and tip. No unpleasant waits for the waiters and no hassles with the check!
I was told that Seascape Resort is doing remodeling and it will not be possible for us to be seated with an ocean view.
Please update your RSVP to say if you're planning to join us for lunch.
Walk: Round trip is 7 miles with a stop at the 5 mile mark for brunch. We start at Rio Del Mar beach and walk south for 3.5 miles, reaching Manresa State Beach in the town of La Selva Beach. On the return, we stop at Seascape Resort, about two miles short of Rio Del Mar. If it's been raining we may have to ford some streams along the beach - fun!
Directions: Hwy 1 south to Rio Del Mar exit. Right turn and follow the winding road all the way to the beach - about 2 miles. Park in the oval at the beach front. We'll meet near the bathrooms. Should take about 45 minutes from Los Gatos.
CARPOOL: 9:15 A.M. at the Los Gatos Park and Ride. From Highway 17, exit on Saratoga/Los Gatos Road and go two blocks. The park and ride is just past University Avenue (but before Santa Cruz Ave.) on the right.