Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA

1186 San Andreas Road

Watsonville, CA 95076

Reserve: 800-562-7701

Info: 831-722-0551

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Campground Reviews

May 24, 2015
This is a great campground for families with kids. We were lucky to be there during the week, so it was nice and quiet. It is a beautiful campground that is very well maintained. Staff is very friendly.
May 23, 2015
Very neat, attractive campground. Nice state beach within walking distance.
May 22, 2015
Very convenient and nice place to stay. staff is helpful and friendly.
May 22, 2015
We stayed at AirStream - 1. Staffs were very helpful 2. There were a few issues although they were corrected shortly - hot water not working, spatulas really should be replaced, Teflon pans were scratched, Drain valves were closed caused water back flow, awning was torn and not able stand properly 3. Although I still enjoyed the trip, but I rather didn't have to deal with all these small issue
May 22, 2015
Every thing was great but are cabin was dirty. Gum and bloody bandaid stuck to the wall and pile of dirt and spider web under the bed.
May 21, 2015
Lovely campground. Top notch staff. Cannot wait to return!
May 21, 2015
We really enjoyed our stay here. The only real issue we had was the noise we could here after midnight. I know quite hours start @ 10 but I understand ppl still hanging out after that. Also we tried to rent a bike on Sunday just after 5th & were told we couldn't. Bummer being my son wanted to since we were there for his 15th birthday...
May 21, 2015
Very clean with lots of family activities. Friendly and accommodating staff.
May 21, 2015
Awesome staff! So friendly and always nearby to assist! The campground is immaculate! And of course being 5 minutes from an awesome state beach is a big plus!!
May 21, 2015
Very clean, very friendly and helpful staff
May 21, 2015
Very clean Campground !!! Everyone that works there is very friendly and helpful. We love it there. Thanks. Keep up the good work.
May 21, 2015
Best camping experience EVER and so much to do in the area. Park was beautiful and staff was great. Always enjoy staying with you guys!
May 21, 2015
Peaceful and enjoyable
May 21, 2015
Beautiful kid friendly park. PK the manager was awesome and the front desk girls were helpful as always. Love that you're less than a mile from the beach can't wait to come back Memorial Weekend!
May 21, 2015
Great staff / management and beautiful park as always. Bubbles at the front desk was awesome! Thanks for a perfect stay!
May 21, 2015
Well organized, family oriented. Should have brought the kids (but they're to old...)
May 21, 2015
The campground was beyond clean, the shoppette was convenient, wood was delivered immediately, trash pick up was curbside. AND we were able to watch the horse races via the WiFi. Convenient, yet still sleeping out side. Also, everything seemed VERY safe.
May 20, 2015
Always CLEAN, Friendly, FUN, Family fun... ♥
May 19, 2015
Stayed in a adorable one room cabin and had a blast. Just FYI there is an outlet in the cabin so you can bring your coffeemaker-or whatever else. Seems very family oriented and sites are pretty close together. People were pretty much quieted down by 8ish as kids went to bed. Probably wouldn't recommend for a couple looking to get "romantic" but excited to come back and try the airstreams!
May 18, 2015
We love that the KOA is very kid friendly.
May 18, 2015
May 18, 2015
great as far as fun stuff to do but the tiny mat of a mattress in the mini cabin is horrible. After a 2 night minimum my back and hip are killing me! My boyfriends back is a mess too. My hip has shooting pain.
May 18, 2015
everyone was great
May 18, 2015
I really enjoyed my stay and as usual the staff was excellent and there's always plenty of activities for the kids
May 16, 2015
The staff and campground was one of the BEST we have ever stayed in.
May 15, 2015
A beautiful campground, meticulously maintained. Lots of amenities. And the landscaping was breathtaking!!!
May 15, 2015
Always a good time our favorite place to camp! Staff are friendly and so helpful thanks for our great camping memories!
May 15, 2015
Loved our stay so much bought the silent auction for next stay. There were 15 in our group and the kids and grandkids were well entertained and slept like angels
May 15, 2015
Way too expensive!
May 14, 2015
great koa,great staff, clean and spotless campground...will be going back in june....ps. PK has done a great job to make this KOA the best around.....gary & mary m.
May 14, 2015
people friendly & nice
May 14, 2015
We weren't around that much but enjoyed our stay. We used spa and had a couple of fires. Nice and quiet Sunday and Monday but I imagine it gets busy. Campsites are nice and good size. we visited Monterey and Santa Cruz from here
May 14, 2015
Too expensive and bath house needs updating and not clean. Bath door opens to inside too small for larger people. Men's bathroom stalls filthy.
May 13, 2015
Nice clean camp grounds, we enjoy staying here. Close to Monterey and Santa Cruz.
May 13, 2015
Your climbing wall was not opened as advertised. Silent auction disappointing. With people hovering over the bidding items, we might as well have had a "REAL" open bidding process.
May 13, 2015
The campground did not enforce its quiet hours and it's no tolerance excessive alcohol policies. Our neighboring cabin was blasting music, drinking excessively and making noise until after midnight. Security responded but did not do anything to stop it. We ended up checking out and going home early. I was also charged for a membership that I never signed up for.
May 13, 2015
My kids and I had a wonderful time. I usually come here at least 3 times a year. Every time, my experience has been the same, wonderful. Great staff, very clean, and always welcoming.
May 13, 2015
awesome place for families with kids.
May 13, 2015
We stayed in a one room cabin. These are comfortable, with a picnic table and BBQ included. Kid friendly campground with space for the kids to run scooters/bikes. Clean bathrooms. However, the cabin floors were very dirty. Our kids dropped toys under the beds and when retrieving them found more than dust. Overall we enjoyed our stay and will return in a month.
May 13, 2015
May 12, 2015
Beautiful KOA!! By far my favorite place to stay! I miss all the fun events for Cancer camp that use to happen! I.E. Tie-dye and auction items instead of camp ground stays and cabins. Otherwise great trip great people who run this campground! Can't wait to come back!!
May 12, 2015
Always helpful and mostly friendly, especially when help is needed for backing in a camp spot !!!
May 12, 2015
We've stayed here the last 3 Mother's Day weekend and enjoyed it a lot. We even invited more friends this year bc we enjoy it so much. Disappointed with the auction and sale this year, but always enjoy the s'mores and pancake breakfast. Wished the weather was warmer so that we can enjoy the pool more, but we do appreciate that it's a heated pool. Can't wait until next year!
May 12, 2015
We have a few thoughts. First, many times strangers would walk thru our site. This is uncomfortable for us as kids are younger in age and were concerned for their safety. There were two separate incidents where others parked at our open space. We had to ask them to move their car. Perhaps at check in time, staff members can ask people to not walk thru someones site.
May 12, 2015
We love staying at the Santa Cruz KOA. Everybody on the staff are so nice and helpful. Thank you as always! We'll be back!
May 12, 2015
Excellent stay.
May 12, 2015
Clean, safe, lots of activities for children.The staff are very accommodating. Fun time!
May 12, 2015
I reserved a full hook up site listed on the website as backing up to a nature area. I was given a site which was not only not adjacent to a nature area, it backed to the mini golf course and bordered on the other side by a rope to the path to the beach area, the most heavily traveled path in the park. KOA needs a better reservation website and needs to reclassify that site as beach area.
May 12, 2015
May 12, 2015
Great time!!!

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