This charming beach is the main highlight of the Capitola area. Just minutes from Santa Cruz, Capitola Beach is definitely one of the local favorites. The adjacent town is full of nearby food, bars, beach shops, and live entertainment. Suffice it to say a dull moment is hard to come by here.
From the wharf you can drop your line in the water and catch some fish, or catch a meal at the restaurant located at the end. Another great feature about this beach is the Capitola Venetian Hotel. These multi-colored Venetian-style buildings add to the allure and charm of Capitola Beach.
Low tide reveals small tide pools on the south portion of the beach. Surfing and stand-up paddleboarding are popular activities here as well. Forget your board? No worries, there is a rental kiosk located near the clean and well maintained restrooms, and you can also inquire about lessons.