"The Cement Ship." A local landmark, the S.S. Palo Alto, is docked at the end of the fishing pier. An experimental concrete ship built as a tanker at the end of World War I, "The Cement Ship" now serves as an artificial reef for marine life. Seacliff State Beach. The perfect spot for a seaside picnic, complete with barbecue grills and shaded tables along the sand. The long stretch of sand here is a favorite spot for RV campers. Forest of Nisene Marks State Park. Hikers, runners and bike riders enjoy the 30 miles of trails where remnants of mill sites and trestles still exist. The park, covering 10,000 acres and once clear-cut by loggers, is a testament to forest regeneration where second-growth redwoods coexist with new foliage. Rio Del Mar Beach. On the south side of the pier, Rio Del Mar Beach is THE spot for dog lovers and beach fires.