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Lovely Views Lovely time

Stopped by for a stroll with my love and we had such a great time. Lovely views, peaceful walk... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
MSevle
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carmel highlands ca
Always beautiful, summer or winter

Tons of fun, eclectic places to visit. Make sure you pay for your parking before you visit the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DCozzens
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped by for a stroll with my love and we had such a great time. Lovely views, peaceful walk. Everyone on the beach were having a blast

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MSevle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tons of fun, eclectic places to visit. Make sure you pay for your parking before you visit the shops. Surfer of all skill levels e everywhere.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DCozzens
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to the capitola beach a couple of times and have enjoyed it each time. The area is clean, and we have never fell it was unsafe. It's a nice place to take the family. There are bathrooms and resterants in the area.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CARL S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking is always an ordeal and the beach is small. Local touristy restaurants line the esplanade and there are plenty of shops to peruse.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lvl311
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach is always packed with tourists and is PERFECT for that. Shops in Capitola village are mediocre at best. The SURFING at Capitola is always a crowded but mellow scene. Parking is always a challenge.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have stopped here everytime we are in the area. Beautiful seaside location. The beach faces west so catches a great sunset.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this beach to be a nice place to hangout when visiting the Monterey area. It has many small shops and nice restaurants. We bought pizza and brought them to the beach and had lunch. There were seating walls & benches next to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Francis P
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Found this wonderful town quite by accident and am very glad I did. The colorful Venetian cottages on the beach are one of a kind. Cute shops and restaurants around every corner. Happy to have taken the detour through Capitola

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank eastcoastbb
Reviewed November 25, 2018

Capitola Beach is my favorite beach in any country I've visited. There's lots of soft, flat sand, with waves you can swim in on a good day. There are public showers and restrooms just off the beach, with many restaurants and pubs nearby. The shops...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Queencelt
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Melanie J. tried to find out about handicapped parking in Capitola. This from the city website: "The State of California issues disabled placards or license plates that exempt vehicles from parking time limits (on public streets only) as long as the person to whom the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Michael B
March 31, 2018|
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Response from limcandr | Reviewed this property |
I’m pretty sure dogs on leash are allowed on pier!
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amuela4
August 18, 2017|
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Response from masmith2017 | Reviewed this property |
this in one of the friendliest for handicap. I am not sure about loaner sand friendly wheelchairs. Some beaches have this but I have never seen one at Capitola.
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TIMEATELL F
July 4, 2015|
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Response from Russ A | 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.
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