Rio del Mar

Fun facts about Rio Del Mar in Santa Cruz County

Rio del Mar means "River of the Sea"

The "catchy" name was chosen in the early 1920s to promote real estate in the area.

Aptos Creek runs through Rio Del Mar and empties into the Monterey Bay.

The population is right under 10,000.

Rio del Mar is known for the beached World War I cement ship, SS Palo Alto off a fishing pier in Seacliff State Beach.

Rio del Mar is known for being a tourist destination along with summer rentals and luxury up-scale residences. 

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