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Capitola City Beach

Capitola, CA
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Capitola
Type: Beaches
Description: Artsy, secluded spot close by, but away from the crowds of Santa Cruz
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Andover, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My favorite beach by far. So much fun. Love the shopping and the restaurants. We go every summer and I wouldn't have it any other way. Tried paddle boarding for the first time and it was so much fun...when we weren't falling into the ocean.

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San Jose, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If you look up 'California beach town' Capitola will be the idyllic lead. It has it all, and as it's a bit further south than the more famous and youngster-friendly Santa Cruz, it has retained its charm. It also caters to the beach lifestyle connoisseur. We enjoy the City Beach, and it's proximity to several restaurants (Pizza My Heart, Margaritaville,... More

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Vacaville, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Beautiful family beach. It was me and 4 kids ages 8-13. So relaxing. I'm booking a whole month next summer. Definitely the place to be. Quaint downtown shops, concerts at the beach, delicious restaurants just foot steps away.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The beach was dirty, broken bottle cut my two year old, just not the pretty family beach it was that I remember from my childhood.

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Santa Clara, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My husband took me here for our date night and I tell you, it was so beautiful. Parking was a little crazy to find but after a few times around the block, we finally found parking right in front of the beach and by that time, we didn't have to pay for parking. I had never been to this beach... More

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Capitola, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great Beach parking right around the beach is alittle limited but right behine city hall/police station are two parking lots upper and lower with about 400 plus spaces,sorry no large RV spaces.There life guards on duty during the summer months. The beach is family friendly, great place to learn to surfon East side of beach lots of restaurants close by... More

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Elk Grove, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Loved the relaxation factor, no rushing for anything, everyone so casual, dress casual to go everywhere, never felt like having to get dressed ups.

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San Jose, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Great Beach - lots of restaurants close by...and awesome shops. Very laid back atmosphere. Love this place.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Located on Northern Moterey Bay is a lovely little town of Capitola , Santacruz , California. The beach here is very good , ideal for family enjoyment. Hear waves making noise , Watch sea birds enhancing your experience seating on benches near the beachfront. To cap this wonderful experince a slice of Pizza from "Pizza My Heart" is very tempting... More

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San Diego, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

A beautiful place to watch the ocean and the people any time of the day! This is truly a wonderful place to experience the California beach! The ocean birds always put on a great show! The shops and restaurants are an added treat!

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