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“Nice day at the beach” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Capitola City Beach

Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Capitola
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Owner description: Artsy, secluded spot close by, but away from the crowds of Santa Cruz
Sunnyvale, California
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52 reviews
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“Nice day at the beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

This beach is very popular on warm summer days -- and, for good reason. Though parking is a challenge, once parked it is an easy walk onto the beach from the street. There are no challenging trails or downhill treks. It is a simple walk onto the sand. Beach is large enough for one to "find their spot" on the beach and settle-in. There are lots of families and two lifeguard stations, which gives comfort to a parent. Kids like to play all day here. An easy walk back to the car when the day is done. There is an ice cream shop, a pizza place and other restaurants within a very short walk from the beach area. There are also public restrooms and outdoor showers for getting sand off little feet. A wonderful place for a beach day!

Visited July 2013
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brnj
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“nice shops”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

Very nice little shopping area in old little shops. Parking and driving on the roads was not fun. You will have to pay $3 for 2hour parking which is a good price but hard to find a spot.

Visited July 2013
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Belmont Shore, California
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“Great Beach for the Kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

We just enjoyed 2 nights at the Harbor Lights Motel which is located steps from the Capitola Beach and Pier. What a great little beach area, and cute little town! We will be back.
The beach seams to be somewhat protected with very mild waves so that the kids can body surf and play in the water and we adults down have to worrry about them getting pulled out into the ocean by a rough wave. We played for hours at that beach and had a great time. Very family orientated and lots of family enjoying the beach. It gets crowded pretty quickly, as it is so popular! Go and enjoy, and walk around the adorable little town too!

Visited July 2013
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Pleasanton, California
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35 reviews
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“Flat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

It is a clean white flat beach and the waves are very mild. The water wasn't that warm in May but it was sunny and lovely.

Visited July 2012
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California
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“Nice beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

Close to town and shops, right outside the door of the Venetian Motel where we stayed, no need for a car. Many restaurants, all good, fun shopping from fine clothes to beachwear, sandals, beach toys and surfing needs.

Visited May 2013
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Thank MaryDCalifornia
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