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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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Awesome Beach

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Fresno, California
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Fresno, California
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Carmichael, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Nice little beach with white sand. It was family orientated and good for young children.Cute cove for beginning surfers, especially children. Very pleasant afternoon was spent their. Parking can be difficult as it appeared to be a very popular area with lots of restaurants and shops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Wonderful view! Bring beach towel and sun cream, lie on beach and enjoy the sunshine in front of the colorful houses at the beach

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I love Capitola Village. Often on Sundays there's a street fair and great music. People come to Capitola Beach to learn how to surf. The surf is shallow enough and perfect for even very young kids.

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Chico, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

With good restaurants at the beach edge , nice waves and a distant view of Monterey, this is a great place to take in the sun. The water is cold this far north but is warm enough to swim in late Summer/early fall. Lots of surfing in wetsuits to the left of the beach as you face the water. Opal... More 

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Aalborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Really nice beach and quite a difference from Santa Cruz Beach. You are not bothered by all the young beggars like on Santa Cruz Beach. Amazing sight during low tide.

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San Jose, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Found this small town a few mins south of Santa Cruz, nice little beach and town area with some restaurants and a small beach. famous for the colored homes (see pics). Parking is limited to 2 or 3 hours depending in your meter and there isn't a ton of street parking if you want to stay for a few hours.... More 

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

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