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UNIQUE SHOPS, GALLERIES, RESTAURANTS, SEASIDE LODGING AND OUR BEAUTIFUL COASTLINE

EVERYTHING JUST STEPS AWAY...

Capitola Village by the Sea is one of the oldest vacation retreats on the Pacific Coast. Before the resort was founded, Soquel Indians lived here for more than 2,000 years. After California statehood, the mouth of the Soquel Creek became a shipping point called Soquel Landing. Santa Cruz County pioneer Frederick Hihn bought the land in 1856 and built the first wharf. In 1882 Hihn subdivided lots and built cabins, a skating rink, hotel, theater and bandstand. Visitors came by car and on the Santa Cruz-Watsonville train. With a 160 room hotel, Capitola Village was the premier coastal resot, winter and summer.

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Stroll through the streets and stop by our locally curated shops full of art, clothing, textiles and more…

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From Cocktails and Coffees, Burgers and Burritos to Savory Treats and Sweets. The Capitola Village has anything your taste buds desires all within a few blocks!

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Spend your day wine tasting, fishing and boating, surfing, stand up paddling and relaxing. The Capitola has unique experiences, all just steps away…

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Visit Us

Capitola Village is located off Highway 1 and sits between Santa Cruz and Aptos. Take exit 437 for Bay Ave toward Porter St. Go down Bay Ave. and follow signs for Capitola/Camp Capitola, you will see Peet’s Coffee on your right, then Bay Federal.Turn right on Capitola Ave and follow the road into the Capitola Village!