Aptos is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Cruz County, California. It is an unincorporated area of Santa Cruz county, consisting of several small communities. The combined population of the CDPs generally considered as parts of Aptos is around 25,000, including Aptos Village, Seacliff, Rio Del Mar, Seascape, La Selva Beach, Aptos Hills- Larkin Valley and DayValley.
Aptos is home to both the The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park and Seacliff State Beach California state parks. It is also popular for surfing, bodyboarding, Freeride biking and street skateboarding.