Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA

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1186 San Andreas Road

Watsonville, CA 95076

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Camper Rating 4.5 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews

Campground Reviews

Apr 09, 2017
Wonderful, fun for the family. Extremely nice, helpful staff. One of the best vacations EVER!
Apr 09, 2017
We loved our stay at the Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA!!! Our lodge was so perfect and beautiful. Even with the rainy weather we had such a great experience. This is a gorgeous place. The kids activities were also so awesome! Our girls enjoyed the bouncy pillow the climbing tree and especially the bikes! Thank you Santa cruz KOA!
Apr 08, 2017
Great location, shirt dive to Monterey and Santa Cruz!! Lots of fun stuff for kids. Trailer sites are spacious! We will definitely be back
Apr 08, 2017
Everything was awesome! I wish we had known the pool was closed until summer for renovations but it was probably a little chilly to swim anyway. Can't wait to visit again!
Apr 07, 2017
Great family environment. Friendly staff. Clean area with many kid activities.
Apr 07, 2017
Our group was very large - 102 people! Our stay was simply fantastic and all the facilities were perfectly maintained. We'll be back.
Apr 07, 2017
Fantastic place for families!
Apr 07, 2017
One of the best KOA's! I love the activities and friendly staff and the close proximity to the beach. Can't wait for the new pool expansion! We will be back to visit in a few months. Absolutely stellar every time we go!,
Apr 07, 2017
I was very disappointed the pool was under construction. I wish we were informed. We would have chosen a different park. Most of the staff was really nice. About half of the scheduled activities didn't happen. My kids really enjoyed the park and jumpers.
Apr 07, 2017
When we go camping with the kids and dog we often try to stay at a KOA campground. Our dog loves the beach and it's always nice to have a place to bathe the dog when we get back. But the baiting area for the dogs was not in good shape the door latch didn't close the water sometimes one sometimes ice cold in the dryer connection was not existent. As as for the campsite it was just dirt I would

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying with us! Thanks for mentioning the dog wash, glad to hear your pooch found the salon. We'll make sure we get that taken care of. We are in the process of covering all tent and water/electric sites with mulch. The clean up from recent storms has taken a priority.
Apr 07, 2017
Great for kids not so much for seniors
Apr 07, 2017
The campground was pretty cool for kids. There were tons of employees keeping the grounds looking nice. Some of the older employees were kind of cranky but other than that it was fun.
Apr 07, 2017
I would only recommend this KOA to families with children. Without children, way over priced!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying with us! We are a super family friendly park with so many things to do for everyone. The beach is a short walk and Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay are short drives, hard to not have a great time here.
Apr 07, 2017
We had a very positive experience for our first time in an RV (for 5 months). The staff is very pleasant and helpful, especially Sherri Stakaki.
Apr 06, 2017
Wonderful customer service, clean facilities, safe environment. We had tons of fun.
Apr 06, 2017
Great place for kids!
Apr 06, 2017
people were friendly and helpful. When I needed assistance, they were there right away. I wish they have stove though.
Apr 06, 2017
Good spot, good staff, clean and lots of stuff for kids to do!
Apr 05, 2017
Apr 05, 2017
I always give 5 starts. This time our campsite was met with dirt, rocks and debris. Empty propane tank. And we just don't understand how you can cut fireman discounts. They put less on the line than cops? Really? And is anything going to be done about the road by the tracks? It's awful. Excited about the pool!
Apr 04, 2017
Great place to stay. The kids zone activities are good and the spaces have good separation. The restrooms are clean, but the showers are in need of some new fixtures. The planned pool area looks great.
Apr 04, 2017
Great family park! Sites are adequate size even for our rig. Very clean. Pleasant and helpful staff at check in.
Apr 04, 2017
Great staff on front desk as well as out in the field. Went above and beyond and delivered firewood. Great weekend. Kids loved it. Would have stayed longer if the area had better internet and cell phone coverage.
Apr 04, 2017
Everything was nice and clean, beach is just about a mile. we are looking forward to comeback on June. Thanks so much...
Apr 03, 2017
Impressive staff and events for kids. Just wish the cable and wifi worked better for the prices paid.
Apr 03, 2017
Great site with deck. Very close to the beach where we drove to take the dogs to play. Nice staff and well stocked store. Second time staying here and not the last!
Apr 03, 2017
This was our fourth or fifth time staying at your KOA, we love this place. it is ALWAYS clean and everybody is so friendly! we will be back!!!
Apr 03, 2017
my sister and I stayed one night and found the grounds to be very Quiet and relaxing
Apr 03, 2017
The roads into, and out of the campground were too small for our 13' tall, 35' class A motorhome. The trees on the roads were too low and scratched our paint. I wouldn't come back here again because of that. For people with smaller units, this campground would be great. The campground would be fantastic for kids.
Apr 03, 2017
It was our first time at KOA and my four-year-old son's first camping trip in a VW Camper. He loved it! We hope to stay again with my wife next month. :)
Apr 03, 2017
Cell service is the only draw back. Great stay. Clean and quiet. Great store.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying with us! Unfortunately we cannot do anything about cell reception, that falls on the phone providers.
Apr 02, 2017
Amazing setting, well kept and super friendly. Looking forward to busting again from England!
Apr 02, 2017
Fantastic campground! We're going out of our way to return as we had such a great experience. VERY clean park and incredibly friendly staff. Great amenities for the kids. Can't wait to return!
Apr 02, 2017
We had a great stay! We were there for 8 nights and were all sad to leave! There were so many fun activities for the kids each day! Everything was so clean and kept up- the camping spots, play areas, bathrooms, laundry mat etc! It was truly an awesome experience! We will definitely be coming back!
Apr 02, 2017
We really enjoyed our large camping site. Beautiful scenery, and I love how clean and well kept everything was. Just wonderful what they have done with the place. Airstreams to rent?? Beautiful cabins too. Very impressive. Little loud with all the kids, but what the "H" huh?
Apr 02, 2017
Apr 01, 2017
Clean, well-run and super family friendly! We'll definitely be back!
Apr 01, 2017
Great place, just wish the pool would have been opened.
Apr 01, 2017
My family enjoyed our first time at your camp. Location was perfect. The camp was very clean. The bathrooms were kept clean and supplied at any time of the day. The staff was professional and friendly. We made reservations to return in the next few months. Thank you.
Apr 01, 2017
We had a great time.
Apr 01, 2017
So much fun. We will definitely be back. The campsite was clean and had everything you could ask for
Apr 01, 2017
Great for kids !!!!! Staff was awesome. Clean and well maintained
Apr 01, 2017
My only concern was that my car was broken into at the state beach. Nothing to to do with the KOA, but apparently the local more private beaches are subject to this often.
Apr 01, 2017
So many activities available during our stay. Nice long sites and very friendly staff.
Apr 01, 2017
Beautiful campsite, great facilities! We can't wait to come back!
Mar 31, 2017
Always clean and friendly staff. We have stayed for 5 years in a row and will continue returning!
Mar 31, 2017
Stayed two nights. Friendly and really clean. Would stay again.
Mar 30, 2017
Awesome experience; like a Hilton campground with everything you need right there plus lot of activities for kids. 30 mins in either direction to Monterey or Santa Cruz and we love Manresa State Beach around the corner.
Mar 29, 2017
I love this Kampground. So many activities for the kids, beautiful setting, great facilities. We'll definitely be back.
Mar 28, 2017
It would be really nice if everyone had the same rules. To many permanent residents. Wish they would provide local tv channels to keep up with weather and events in the area.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying with us! Santa Cruz KOA does not have permanent residents, we do have minimum number of monthly guests from November - April and the same rules apply to everyone. We do get all local stations.
 

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