About Capitola

Capitola, California

Come and enjoy a delightful getaway at this wonderful seaside town. Tucked comfortably into the northeast shore of Monterey Bay, it's a great place to relax and unwind. With a fantastic choice of properties to choose from on Flipkey, find a Capitola vacation rental to start your vacation!

About Capitola

Capitola is the oldest beach resort on the West Coast. Developed by Frederick A Hinh in 1869, this picturesque town boasts a magnificent sandy beach and some fabulous surroundings!

Come and watch the incredible sunset and see the beautiful mist settling on the water at night. You'll be dazzled by the colorful Venetian Court, whose buildings were one of the first beach condominium communities in America, dating back to 1924.

There's plenty of shops and restaurants leading down to the seafront. Not only is there a good variety of seafood options available, but head over to Bella Roma Cafe and you’ll experience best Italian food in town. There's also a great menu and live music at Shadowbrook.

With a wide choice of beachside activities available, you're guaranteed to find everything you need for an amazing vacation!

What to do

What sort of beach is your favorite? For the scenic side of town, head to Capitola City Beach. The smooth sand and the vibrant view make this an unrivalled spot to stay and relax. New Brighton Beach is a popular campsite for its gorgeous sunset and its peaceful landscape. Perfect for a spot of swimming, sunbathing, or a good beach walk!

Make sure to check out the Capitola Historical Museum, featuring 140 years of history packed into one warm and inviting little building.

If you're a fan of beer you'll definitely want to pay a visit to Sante Adairius Rustic Ales. This fantastic brewery features excellent beers, very friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere.

In the mood for some retail therapy? Capitola Mall has all your shopping needs. And with plenty of surfing and windsurfing opportunities and some fantastic fishing spots, there's something for everybody to enjoy!

Top Capitola travel tips

The closest airport is Mineta San Jose International, and there are good bus, taxi and shuttle bus services running from there. Covering a total of 1.7 square miles, Capitola is easily accessible by car, but it’s also incredibly easy to get around on foot.

As an inside tip, make sure to check out Bay Bar and Grill. Friendly locals, excellent bar staff, and a good choice of drinks and food make this place worth a visit! Tipping is customary at most establishments, so keep this in mind when budgeting.

Come and feel the relaxing breeze and smooth sand that make one of America's oldest beach resorts also one of the best! Take a look at FlipKey’s Capitola vacation rentals and start planning your trip in Capitola!