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Capitola City Beach

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Address: Capitola, CA
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Artsy, secluded spot close by, but away from the crowds of Santa Cruz

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

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Great place in the Santa Cruz area

Capitola is a very small and quaint little beach town. The beach is very nice, relaxing and beautiful. There are several nice little restaurants that overlook the ocean and have... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 December 2016
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Sacramento
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Sacramento
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Capitola is a very small and quaint little beach town. The beach is very nice, relaxing and beautiful. There are several nice little restaurants that overlook the ocean and have good food. Be sure to wander around and check out the little shops around the area. While Capitola gets crowded during the peak season (summer, of course) it's a bit... More 

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Campbell, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Capitola has a lovely beach and surrounding village with great views across the bay. Cliffside views are spectacular

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Very nice surprise. Excellent stay We will be back with great pleasure. Too bad the shops are not open all week in Winter

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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Heavy fog and beach was a mess from a recent storm with seaweed ashore and sand dunes and valleys on the beach. Different from the sunny beach we were used to. Should be better when cleaned up.

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Cutest little town with great people!! BEAUTIFUL area! Wonderful restaurants and great food! It is amazing little Gem!

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Santa Rosa
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

enjoyed the solitude. nice walk. Weather fair at this time, a little cool for May. Overall, pleasant.

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Capitola beach is really a sweet little beach. I live close by, so I am very fortunate to be able to walk down anytime and enjoy sitting on the benches along the Esplanade, to enjoy the view. This beach does not have a long expanse of shore, so it isn't one of those beaches where you can walk for miles... More 

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Crestline
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60 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Since we had a storm coming in, they were preparing for high tide and blocked the entrance to the sand so the parking lot didn't flood. Large berms were created with sand to prevent erosion. People were still on the sand and many on the sidewalks. Parking must be paid with meter, watch for painted curbs and don't get caught... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Have spent several trips to Capitola this summer and fall, the most recent one was the best. In summer it can be quite crowded and difficult to find parking. After school is back in the place is much more friendly and the sun is out more. The locals say that September and October is their summer. In this area I... More 

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Watsonville, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Cute town but don't plan to spend much time there as they don't want you to. Parking is a nightmare found a spot to park paid my fare - had an enjoyable meal with a friend - then wanted to go shopping for a bit so we moved the car thought we had paid our parking - electronic meter said... More 

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