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Capitola City Beach

Capitola, CA
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A Must See Gem of a Town

The delicious restaurants and beach bars lining capitola beach were so retro and interesting... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
Indian Shores, Florida
Not too busy under the boardwalk

The boardwalk itself provides for good people watching, and in addition, there is the sight of... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
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Artsy, secluded spot close by, but away from the crowds of Santa Cruz
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“cute beach” (4 reviews)
Capitola, CA
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

The delicious restaurants and beach bars lining capitola beach were so retro and interesting. Seeing the sun set over this colorful artist palate town was truly unique.

1  Thank 1Beachbabe55
Reviewed 17 June 2017

The boardwalk itself provides for good people watching, and in addition, there is the sight of watching people attempt to be lowered off the pear to the water for paddle boarding and kayaking – what an ordeal! The shop on the boardwalk has boats and...More

Thank JennyTDJ
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Although a very tiny beach, Capitola is unique in the way the tiny, colorful Mediterranean style village lines the waterfront, reflecting off of the Soquel creek that cuts through the beach and through the town. Complete with wharf, a winding esplanade, and fabulous fauna, it's...More

1  Thank misty_bee_Wyo
Reviewed 26 May 2017

The beach is small and when we were there was covered in debris from the winter storms. There is a nice wharf with boats you can rent.

Thank Cincin2100
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Had a great beach day with family here. Went on Saturday so parking was a challenge but the beach and atmosphere was great

Thank Dustin C
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Such a cute place. So many restaurants to choose from. Crows nest, etc. artsy community with beachy themes. Don't stay in Santa Cruz. The beaches here were great for kids.

1  Thank hotelspaqueen
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Every week, sometimes every day, the Capitola beach changes. The geographic blend of open ocean, large tides, storms, an alternating evolving trickle, stream, river, torrent, or lagoon of the Soquel Creek (depending on time of year and rainfall) shifts sand, delivers logs and various driftwood,...More

Thank George L
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Very Nice, Beautiful little coastal town. Great places to eat, nice shops, awesome beachfront views. Will definitely return for a future visit.

Thank tkgreen3
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This is a pretty small beach so if you are coming for a family day it may not be the best beach. Because of Margaritaville and the surrounding restaurants Capitola is more of an adult location with not a lot of children. Occasionally swimming is...More

1  Thank Christine V
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Viewed the Beach along the roadside to the lighthouse. This time of year there was debris of driftwood and kelp. Okay for the time

Thank Orchard Orchid
Nearby Restaurants
Paradise Beach Grille
303 reviews
.13 km away
Pizza My Heart
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.09 km away
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.15 km away
Caruso's Tuscan Cuisine
102 reviews
.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
Capitola Historical Museum
27 reviews
.34 km away
Capitola Beach Company
13 reviews
.09 km away
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
12 reviews
1.27 km away
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19 August 2017|
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Response from George L | Reviewed this property |
It is a long and wide sandy beach. The edge, away from the water, is a low seawall (for Winter storm surges). A wide cement sidewalk runs its entire length and is welcoming to wheelchairs. As a matter of fact, the Capitola... More
5 July 2015|
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Response from HikerRAZ71 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if they have hours posted. I've been there after 10pm and saw a few other people there also. Most other beaches in the area just don't want campfires past 10pm.
20 March 2015|
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Response from HikerRAZ71 | Reviewed this property |
I have seen many dogs on and off leash at Capitola State beach. Sea Cliff State Beach also. Both great beaches