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Nestled on the curving coastline of Monterey Bay, the vibrant community of Capitola has lured daytrippers and weekend tourists to its picturesque beaches since the 1850s. The iconic Capitola Village by the Sea is arguably the oldest resort town on the Pacific coast and has turned many tourists into long-term residents. Capitola includes coveted neighborhoods like the Jewel Box and Depot Hill, world-class surf spots, free community festivals, and countless tasty restaurants. Voted one of the best coastal towns by Sunset Magazine, there are plenty of reasons to set down your roots and call Capitola home.

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What to Do

Capitola State beach sits right on the edge of Capitola Village acting as the perfect break from shopping or to nap off your last meal.

New Brighton State Beach just around the corner provides small wave for family fun.

Pleasure Point & Steamers Lane is just up the coast for world class surfing and beautiful cliff views.

Get Active
Surfing is hard to ignore in this town being the international headquarters of Oneill’s and many world renowned surfers. Kayak out past the Capitola Wharf, avoiding the lines of the fishermen casting from the pier above. Long walks and jogs along the coast or Depot Hill stairs for a natural "stair-master". Several neighborhood gyms for yoga, barre, or spin class.

Where to Go

Whole Foods and New Leaf provide anything for your culinary needs. Visit The Point Market  for delicious breakfast burritos.

Capitola’s commercial district on 41st Avenue includes the Capitola Mall, Target, and Trader Joe’s. Just down the road you’ll find Best Buy, Home Depot, and other big box stores mixed in with the locally-owned.

Pleasure Point  is a long strip of great eateries and shops await you for a Saturday stroll.

Capitola Village by The Sea is jam packed with boutiques, art shops, and eateries. You will find everything from kitschy to classic and stay entertained throughout the day.

Food & Drinks
Great breweries are scattered throughout Capitola including Discretion Brewing, New Bohemia Brewing Company, and Beer Thirty Get a quick slice at Pizza My Heart or sit down and enjoy East End Gastropub or Zameen at the Point. Grab a cup of award winning coffee at Verve or a refreshing juice at Amazon Juices. Special occasions require dinner out at Shadowbrook Restaurant.

Fresh pastries, cakes, or ready made meals await you at Gayle’s Bakery where you will always find a line, but it is always worth the wait.