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Capitola City Beach

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Address: Capitola, CA
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Artsy, secluded spot close by, but away from the crowds of Santa Cruz

Artsy, secluded spot close by, but away from the crowds of Santa Cruz

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Fun funky beach

We came after a decent winter storm and there was driftwood and debris everywhere. This made for Vera building materials for the fun living and the kids. The beach is small and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
zkrscasa
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Bakersfield, California
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Bakersfield, California
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252 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came after a decent winter storm and there was driftwood and debris everywhere. This made for Vera building materials for the fun living and the kids. The beach is small and easily accessible with tons of shops, restaurants, bars and more nearby. Parking can be tough so go early.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great little no cal beach town with lots of great shopping and nice restaurants. The sunsets are amazing.

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Thank Lynne A
Santa Cruz, California, United States
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a main tourist beach in the Santa Cruz area, and one of the best. It can be a little crowded sometimes, but it's a nice beach for having lots of facilities close by and it's more protected than many other beaches.

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Sacramento
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193 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Capitola is a very small and quaint little beach town. The beach is very nice, relaxing and beautiful. There are several nice little restaurants that overlook the ocean and have good food. Be sure to wander around and check out the little shops around the area. While Capitola gets crowded during the peak season (summer, of course) it's a bit... More 

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Thank Valleyblue
Campbell, California
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Capitola has a lovely beach and surrounding village with great views across the bay. Cliffside views are spectacular

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Thank Ellen72014
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Very nice surprise. Excellent stay We will be back with great pleasure. Too bad the shops are not open all week in Winter

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Thank ibrosset
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Heavy fog and beach was a mess from a recent storm with seaweed ashore and sand dunes and valleys on the beach. Different from the sunny beach we were used to. Should be better when cleaned up.

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Thank Robert I
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Cutest little town with great people!! BEAUTIFUL area! Wonderful restaurants and great food! It is amazing little Gem!

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Thank Tamie L
Santa Rosa
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

enjoyed the solitude. nice walk. Weather fair at this time, a little cool for May. Overall, pleasant.

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Capitola beach is really a sweet little beach. I live close by, so I am very fortunate to be able to walk down anytime and enjoy sitting on the benches along the Esplanade, to enjoy the view. This beach does not have a long expanse of shore, so it isn't one of those beaches where you can walk for miles... More 

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