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

Aug 08, 2014
It was our first time at this KOA. The kids had a blast! Not only that it is a kid friendly campground but it is also relaxing for adults. Our family had so much fun we're planning our next adventure for next year already!
Aug 08, 2014
Stayed in am airstream, very nice experience. Well organized campsite with friendly personel
Aug 08, 2014
Very large campground and close to a local beach. We went and watched the sunset over the water. Beautiful! Bathrooms were clean and staff very efficient.
Aug 08, 2014
We enjoyed our stay at the Santa Cruz KOA. The staff was friendly when we checked in & helpful getting us into our RV spot. There was a lot of things for kids to do & the facilities were clean.
Aug 08, 2014
Very peaceful family campground... all the kids must bounce on the huge bounce pillow and wear themselves out. Private sites, quick trash pick up, and hot showers, quick ice and firewood delivery. We will be back!
Aug 08, 2014
It was our last night in the US before delivering our RV back to the rental company. Therefore we had less time to discover the campsite and facilities. We had good impressions. Easy finding, good directions. Nevertheless the pricing level of the campsite is very high.
Aug 08, 2014
Poor, small sites. Was not told no firepit. No room for SUV. Staff took our table, miving our stuff, while gone. Daughter broke leg on your bounce toy. Asked staff if doctor on site to help, told us leg prob not that bad n to drive to town to find medical care (at 8pm on Thrs night). Not help or direction where to locate physician.
Aug 08, 2014
this koa has great facilities and mostly helpful staff. The downside for us was that we seemed to be on an rv site and the ground was way to hard to get our tent pegs in!
Aug 08, 2014
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Aug 07, 2014
Awesome KOA.... We will be back!
Aug 07, 2014
Aug 07, 2014
This was one of the most nicely equipped KOA's we've stayed at.
Aug 07, 2014
It's all Good!
Aug 07, 2014
This was our first KOA experience, and my family is impressed. The staff was friendly, the sites and restrooms were clean, and the areas for the kids to play were amazing!
Aug 07, 2014
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Aug 06, 2014
lovely for children, with a little train, playground etc
Aug 06, 2014
Staff very friendly, our site was large and plenty of room so we did not feel right on top of other campers. We stayed for the Garlic Fest and location was close to every thing we wanted to see and do, Monterey, Carmel, Beaches.
Aug 06, 2014
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Aug 06, 2014
Had a wonderful time. The staff was wonderful, very friendly and attentive. Out cabin was perfect. Thanks
Aug 06, 2014
The only thing I see that could be better is the direction to you camp site.
Aug 06, 2014
Great time and wonderful staff, Mel thank-you for all your help.See all of you next year. The Garcias
Aug 05, 2014
Such a great place for a family with young kids. Only downfall was that the campfire and movie nights are only on Fri & Sat's and we camped Sun-Thurs.
Aug 05, 2014
Great facilities; lovely, clean, well equipped airstream; fantastically helpful, organised staff; good entertainments for the kids. Wonderful!
Aug 05, 2014
Well run place. Staff are great and kind!
Aug 05, 2014
had a good time with Family. The Rate was to High. We will stay in Greenfield, Ca next time.
Aug 05, 2014
Me amd my family had a great time at the campground great amenities and very clean
Aug 05, 2014
No 30 amp power which would be expected at the price we paid. Too much hounding to purchase membership card. Too many people!
Aug 05, 2014
Control the persons limit in the hot spa. It was over loaded most of the time. And maybe not allow children under 12. Everything else was great!
Aug 05, 2014
Had a wonderful time. Just want to let you know that we met 2 fanilies that came in to use the park and did not pay. They are locals and live close by. We had family that visited us and they had to pay to come in. If the rules are in place then there should be a way to make sure that everyone has to follow them. Those families come in often on the weekends is what they told us to use the park
Aug 05, 2014
Aug 05, 2014
Aug 05, 2014
Had a great time here, very clean and near the beaches, Santa Cruz & Monterey
Aug 05, 2014
The campground was great but it's the staff that made it an enjoyable stay . They kept the kids busy with activities. Best time ever!
Aug 05, 2014
Aug 05, 2014
So much fun! We did the tye-dye, s'mores, banana bikes and had the pancake breakfast . Crazy fun time for the entire family. Can't wait to go back.
Aug 05, 2014
Aug 04, 2014
Only thing that would prevent me coming back is the cost Chalet with bath/kitchen $250 per night could get upmarket hotel for less. Went with a group it was fun and had all we needed.
Aug 04, 2014
The kids love this campground. There is so much for them to do there. The campground itself isn't like being in nature, but a 5 minute car ride to the beach or a 10 minute car ride to the forest can be.
Aug 04, 2014
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Aug 04, 2014
Overall we liked the Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA. There were fun things for our kids to do, and we liked the location of the camp ground. Bathrooms and showers were clean and well kept. We did not like the cost of the sites and the fact that our water/electric site was just dirt with no cement, gravel, or grass.
Aug 04, 2014
A wonderful camp experience !! Will return soon as we can.. Perfect for kids of all ages and located nicely between Monterey and Santa Cruz... A must stay place for happy campers... Thank you
Aug 04, 2014
I tagged this KOA as a favorite in my KOA App. Loved my experience this weekend. The crew was nice and extremely helpful. The only thing I would reccommend would be a monitor for the jumpy. I liked the convience to jump on it anytime however, there were some teenagers and adults that didnt respect the toddlers on the jumpy. It would have been nice to allow the little kids to jump alone
Aug 04, 2014
It is a very nice place to stay. My family loved it and the staff is very friendly.

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