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

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Cleaner and more quiet beach than Santa Cruz

Pretty beach with calm ocean water and seals swimming about. The hotels and restaurants around are painted vibrant colors and it creates such a cool environment - almost Venice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Deena L
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St. Louis, MO
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St. Louis, MO
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Pretty beach with calm ocean water and seals swimming about. The hotels and restaurants around are painted vibrant colors and it creates such a cool environment - almost Venice like. Downtown Capitola and its beach are just lovely and quaint.

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Gassville, Arkansas, United States
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51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Absolutely beautiful beach and surrounding area, everything from the view to the surrounding businesses were fantastic. Restrooms were clean and showers were close to the beach for use.

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Los Angeles, California
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71 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I don't think any sandy ocean place can be bad. This was gorgeous during some nice days in December. A little chilly but oh so beautiful. Capitola is really adorable.

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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The band was Sambada and it was great. The crowd was very happy there was lot of dancing! People brought their kids; and the weather was great. I recommend checking it out!

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Port Moody, Canada
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41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Nice clean beach with all sorts of amenities close by! Worth an afternoon visit! Rent a kayak off the pier, check out the sea otters and have a view of the area from the water.

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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I have to say out of all the places I've been for a short vacation with friends this was one of my favorites. Very relaxing. Some of the most friendliest and helpful people. Great food, clean beach and restrooms. Even seen a huge whale while out on the pier. Beautiful scenery in the evening. My only complaint would be I... More 

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Fresno, California
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My family and I went to Sta. Cruz Boardwalk and going home we decided to drop by Capitola which is a small beach town next to Sta. Cruz. We were there early so we were able to park near the beach. We strolled along the beach, I love the colorful houses/cottages in the area, there are restaurants but since it... More 

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Angels Camp, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Not a beach you go take a walk on. Very small and crowded. One nice thing was there was a Wednesday night concert during the summer months. Very enjoyable.

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Turlock, California
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59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

I love going to this beach because it has so much to offer. Nice family friendly beach, lots of restaurants and cool boutique shops and just all around great place to visit.

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Modesto, California
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

As newly retirees, this a wonderful place to visit and hangout. Parking is terrible, instead we parked by City Hall down the street. Parking further allows you to browse the shops downtown Capitola. This area is nicer than Carmel and has more personality. We plan to stay there next time instead of other beach areas. This is a real find.

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Address: Capitola, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola

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