Capitola is California’s oldest seaside resort town and continues to be a popular spot for those looking for a picturesque, quaint and relaxing vacation destination. Capitola has a unique charm with its beautiful beaches and historic and colorful architecture, reminiscent of a Mediterranean village.
The perfect spot to visit year round, you will find an idyllic sleepy beach town in the Winter months and a bustling beach destination in the Summer months. There are many special events each year including the Capitola Art and Wine Festival, the Begonia Festival, Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting, Wharf to Wharf Race, Hot Rod and Custom Car Show and more…

Most of all, it is just fun to walk around and explore our eclectic mix of boutiques and restaurants. You will find unique gift shops, wine tasting rooms, galleries, apparel shops, surf shops, and more! Relax on the beach or get a little more adventurous and learn to surf or paddleboard during your stay, you can even rent a boat to explore the bay.

There are many types of accommodations to choose from, including beach houses, hotels and bed and breakfasts. Whether you come for the day, weekend or decide you never want to leave, Capitola Village has earned a special place in many people’s hearts and is likely to find one in yours too.


Surfing, Fishing, SUP, Boating, Kayaking, Whale Watching and much more…


Stroll the main avenue and visit the number of galleries the line the Village, from the oil paintings of Thomas Kinkade, to the beautiful wall decor of Craft Gallery, Lumen Gallery and more. You’ll find the perfect piece of Capitola art to take home as a souvenir.


Im sure you’re already relaxed by just being at the beach, but take it a step further by getting a rejuvenating massage, professional makeup services, or haircut.

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Parking spaces in the Village area are limited to three-hour stays at a rate of $1.50 an hour. Vehicles may be cited if they remain in the same space longer than three hours, regardless of payment for more time. Vehicles must be moved to another space every three hours.

Longer term parking (4-hour and 12-hour) is available on Cliff Drive west of the Village. You must pay for parking at the pay stations. The rate for these spaces is $1.00 per hour.

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