The name is now forgotten. Clark found it in an August, 1886, issue of the Santa Cruz Surf and on maps published in 1880 and 1902. Moving along to current history in Santa Cruz County, Beer Can Beach is the name given by local high schoolers to a small beach on the Monterey Bay coast in the Rio del Mar-Seascape area.
The best access to Beer Can Beach is down a long set of stairs at 1094 Via Palo Alto where you’ll find some street parking. There is also a trail from Sumner Avenue near Dolphin Drive that leads under a train trestle to the beach below.
Located on the northern tip of Longboat Key, this undeveloped white sand beach is a popular hangout for locals. Nearly everyone comes by boat, but you can walk here in low tide. SCAT Bus stop at nearby Gulf of Mexico Drive & Broadway St.
Open 8am to sunset.
Rio Del Mar State Beach is the main beach in the community of Rio Del Mar in Aptos. It starts in the waterfront area at the end of Rio Del Mar Boulevard and continues south for almost a mile on Beach Drive to the end. Please note, bonfires are not currently permitted.
UPDATE: Beer Can Island is now closed to everyone. TAMPA — Pinellas County and the city of Tampa have decided to close public beaches to help prevent the crowding that can spread coronavirus. But privately owned Pine Key, the boating and camping destination better known as Beer Can Island , will remain open to members.
You will want a kayak dolly or a way to roll your kayak over to the beach. If not, you can go to Harvey E. Oyer park right next door and launch at the boat ramp, but it gets busy with, well, boats. It was a good 10 minute kayak across to get to Beer Can Island .
Tiki Bay Island (aka Beer Can Island or Pine Key officially) is a great local spot in Apollo Beach. It is a small island in the Tampa Bay just offshore from the Apollo Beach Nature preserve, accessible only by watercraft.