Capitola, Soquel, and the surrounding areas are host to many different forms of recreation, including golf, fishing, beaches, bike-riding and hiking trails, parks, surfing, camping, and so much more.
Capitola City Beach – Always a favorite! Located in the heart of Capitola Village with its many shops and restaurants. Lots of swimming, surfing, volleyball, kite flying and beach activities for the whole family. Capitola Beach has been voted a favorite and written up in many magazines as one of the top ten beaches on the west coast.
New Brighton State Beach
Seacliff State Beach- Aptos
New Brighton State Beach 800-444-7275
Off Highway One – Park Avenue Exit. 115 campsites, 37 picnic sites, swimming, surf fishing, Open all year. Entrance fee. Camping limit 7 days (June – Sept), 15 days ( October – May) Reservations must be made well in advance as it is frequently sold out.
City of Capitola Recreation Department 831-475-5935
Jade Street Park – 4400 Jade St, Capitola – tennis & basketball courts, softball and soccer fields, playground, picnic and lawn areas.
Monterey Park - Monterey Ave, Capitola – softball field, jogging track, kite flying, picnic lawn area.
Capitola Wharf – open sunrise to sunset, boat rentals, seasonal moorings.
Capitola Boat & Bait 831-462-2208
Helicopter Tours & Flight Training
Specialized Helicopters- Watsonville (831)763-2244
There are dozens of great surfing spots along the coast near Capitola. Summer swell tends to be smaller than winter. Check out our climate information.
Capitola Beach Co. 831-462-5222
SUP, surf and beach rentals located at Esplanade Park in Capitola Village by the beach.
Open June – September.
Stand UP Paddle Capitola 831-475-5108
Stand up paddle boarding lessons, sales & service.