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

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Boogie board delight

Parking can be a challenge but they have parking lots for all day parking. The beach is wonderful and has great restaurants and an ice cream parlor for treats. You can rent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Concord, California
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Concord, California
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Parking can be a challenge but they have parking lots for all day parking. The beach is wonderful and has great restaurants and an ice cream parlor for treats. You can rent boards and wet suits for optimum enjoyment. Super for a family outing .

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Oregon
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38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The beauty of travel is not only the places that you come across, it's the fact that you find that residents of an area or other travelers like yourself, like to share information. That's how I found out about Capitola. From San Jose, the drive took about 45 mins. I landed in town around 0745 and took time out for... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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153 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Fun place to walk around, neat little colorful Vacation apartments right on the beach lend a colorful touch. Much nicer and quainter than Santa Cruz.

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Lake Forest, California
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is my favorite beach in the area. It has lots of character while also being a beautiful place to visit. There are many cute shops and restaurants near by.

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Highgate Center, Vermont
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102 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Smaller than Santa Cruz, for those that might want a more intimate beach, this beach is for you. Shops and food available.

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Newport Beach, California
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I prefer other beaches to Capitola, the Capitola one is always crowded and touristy. There's no life in the water and it's cold. The only real benefit is that it's right by Capitola Village. If you have kids, then maybe, but I think there are better beaches in beautiful Santa Cruz.

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

went here for a lunch with my wife. the area itself, is GREAT. santa cruz, aptos, capitola. the entire area is a great for a vacation. good food, sorta still sleepy, and the redwoods are stunning, asis big sur. we will go back to this area for sure.

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St. Louis, MO
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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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73 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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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