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

Jun 17, 2014
We always have a great time and the customer service are excellent.
Jun 17, 2014
Began coming to this KOA many years ago. We hadn't been since it has new owners. Happy to report that the grounds are even more beautiful. All the upgrades are wonderful. Not one time during our stay did my grandchildren or foster children say they were bored. Success!
Jun 17, 2014
Wonderful
Jun 17, 2014
What a gem! Exceptionally clean and well cared for. The staff were friendly and efficient. Our friends had a "weekend ruining" issue coming in and staff handled the issue beautifully, turning a bad situation into a manageable one. We were extremely satisfied with our stay. Well done!
Jun 17, 2014
Jun 17, 2014
WiFi didn't work/the new employees need cool people training/the water smelled bad @ my space/cable was out/I am a frequent camper here & wasn't to happy on Father's Day
Jun 17, 2014
Not too happy this time. Many campers reserved two sites next to us for their meeting grounds. They had 6 picnic tables set up and approximately 30 to 40 people were at those two sites from 7:30 - 9:30 each morning and 5:00 pm until 11:30 (one night 2:00 a.m. until we called Security to ask them to go to bed). I don't think individual campsites should be rented out for group eating and campfires.
Jun 17, 2014
Absolutely had a wonderful time. I used to come here when I was little 32 years ago. Now I get to give my children the same experience I had. Thank you so much for a wonderful relax for weekend see you soon.
Jun 17, 2014
great place to have a nice relaxing family outing with plenty of options to keep kids busy.
Jun 17, 2014
Too expensive. Prices change daily
Jun 16, 2014
Jun 16, 2014
Jun 16, 2014
Our family of 16 had a great time! Father's day was awesome. My only suggestion was my son was very disappointed that the train did not run on Sunday when the sign states the weekend times were 10:00-10:30. When I asked an employee, she said she would check and let the 20 people waiting know but no one came back to help.
Jun 16, 2014
We love the Santa Cruz campground and all of the staff are outstanding. They are friendly and helpful and really make you feel welcomed. Everyone goes out of their way to make sure your stay is perfect in every way!
Jun 16, 2014
We love the Santa Cruz campground and all of the staff are outstanding. They are friendly and helpful and really make you feel welcomed. Everyone goes out of their way to make sure your stay is perfect in every way!
Jun 16, 2014
Clean, great staff and lots of fun for the family.
Jun 16, 2014
I already did this trip. I brought 5 families with me!!
Jun 16, 2014
Jun 16, 2014
In the words of my 5 year old " I want to come here every weekend!!"
Jun 16, 2014
Jun 15, 2014
Jun 15, 2014
Beautiful park. Just wrong time for us to go there with a limb falling and putting a small tear in our tent, cool weather and family time with their special kids. Was loud in the mornings. Otherwise, an awesome KOA in the middle of Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay. Great for your family time!!
Jun 15, 2014
Got to say that was our best vacation ever. my daughter recently passed & I got custody of her twins. its been a tough year, finding something that makes them happy.santa cruz KOA was the best vacation they & I could ask for. they kept busy all day, & I got to enjoy the deck & sun & practice a old skill of wood carving on the deck while enjoying a beer. I didn't need to entertain them ,you did it
Jun 14, 2014
We had a great time and enjoyed the koa . The cabin was nice and clean and had more than we expected. All the little extra's really are nice. The only drawback we have is the children should be more supervised. At times hard to back out in car because of children riding scooter & being defiant when we asked them to stay clear as we back out Not really the koa's fault but they should enforce safety
Jun 14, 2014
It was wonderful! Everything we needed was right there, and tons of stuff for the while family to do!!
Jun 14, 2014
Great location. We had a nice wide site but a commercially run surf camp came in with rental trucks full of tents/screen rooms/full size fridges set outside on 3 adjacent sites. Fairly quiet at night but up early doing yoga right behind our site. Loud loading of boards in trucks. WIFI totally worthless. All in all a nice campground but I guess we had some bad timing with the surf camp.
Jun 14, 2014
Jun 14, 2014
mgr pk and his staff have done a remarkable job to get this KOA in tip/top shape....I have been going to this KOA since 1980...and I have never seen it any nicer....I really enjoy seeing perfection at its best...am going back in August and again in sept... this camp truly deserves the "Founder award" and a personal award for mgr PK...gary&mary m
Jun 14, 2014
It was our maiden voyage with our 5th wheel. We had know idea what to expect. We had a blast, our kids loved being there. There was so much for them to do that they never even played with the toys they brought. Everyone was so accommodating and very nice. Even other campers not just the staff. We are already planning our next trip in September.
Jun 14, 2014
for the high cost of tent trailers and cabins offer those stupid bikes for free not 10 dollars an hour with a family of three for two hours that is a really stupid price no one rented them again until the weekend they just sit for how junky they are don['t rent them,
Jun 14, 2014
Jun 14, 2014
BEAUTIFUL, the site we had was incredible. Level, with patio and firepit area. Very friendly staff and even advised us of lower rate after later time. Would DEFINITELY stay again, just would pick spot further from bathrooms and playground.
Jun 13, 2014
Jun 13, 2014
We love this place. This was our second time and had a blast!! So much stuff to keep kids busy and electronic free. Everyone was so friendly and very family oriented. Plus bathrooms were very clean. The kids are already planning the next time we go back.
Jun 12, 2014
1. The Queen size mattress is very bad, it is "V" shape when my wife & I sleep on it. The middle of the mattress does not have any support. 2. The public bathroom / restroom is dirty and wet. 3. The Manager / Owner does not reply my e-mail request. I have reversed another 3 days tent; but I cancelled it in April. I requested to wave the $10.00 cancellation fee or give store credit. But no respon
Jun 12, 2014
We have been coming every year for the past 3 years. Our 7 children LOVE this place. We always have the best time ever and can't wait to come back.
Jun 12, 2014
Jun 12, 2014
Super great! We loved the Airstream, it had the vintage feel with all of today's goodies! The store was nice and the staff was excellent! Just a great stay!!!
Jun 11, 2014
Jun 11, 2014
Jun 11, 2014
Jun 11, 2014
Most expensive KOA we've stayed at, with the worst WiFi we've experienced. Rest of facilities and environment are top-notch. Very family oriented,which is always refreshing. For the price, they could afford to upgrade the WiFi. It is often important to people traveling these days.
Jun 11, 2014
Perfect place for a family vacation. Very well maintained, organized, with a very friendly, and helpful staff. A little pricy, but you get what youse for.
Jun 11, 2014
The variety of activities was great. It was a clean, well layed out campground. The itinerary for the kids was great and well organized. The location was perfect. It felt hidden the trees and couldn't hear any cars. Beach was really close. The workers were all so friendly and helpful.
Jun 11, 2014
Jun 10, 2014
I have stayed twice at the Santa Cruz / Monterey KOA . The employees are great keeping the facilities clean and taking care of the campers . We like the location to Santa Cruz , Monterey and Carmel .
Jun 10, 2014
Very clean campground, many kid activities, good pancake breakfast.
Jun 10, 2014
It was our first time there. Our kids had a blast. My daughter liked her new "home" and "bed." My 3 year old son did disappear for about 10 minutes and I appreciated the quick response from staff. They made sure no cars left during the search and we found him shortly. Thank you for being so attentive in finding my boy. It was great knowing that he couldn't have gone too far.
Jun 10, 2014
Jun 10, 2014
Best Place Ever... Improvements being made every time we visit. Renovation of the spaces much appreciated!

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