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 29, 2014
Out in the middle of nowhere, great if you have kids, but if not......
May 28, 2014
Great place for kids! Wish there was more separation (even a bush or two) between campsites but overall an awesome place for a family fun filled vacation!
May 28, 2014
The airstream we rented was clean and so convenient. Everything was perfect.
May 28, 2014
Poison Oak along the back of our Camp site had no warning that it was there. We understand you can't control it. But a wall or notice would be better.
May 28, 2014
Great time! Wish they still had Bingo for adults & kids great time!
May 28, 2014
May 28, 2014
relaxing and fun
May 28, 2014
The Santa Cruz KOA was my daughters first choice of places to spend her 10th birthday! We are now making this our new family tradition. The staff were amazing, and everything was so clean. Thank you.
May 28, 2014
May 28, 2014
We love coming to this KOA camp and especially if you have a child with special needs. Our stay started with Shane the manager greeting us and moving our campsite to where we were closer to the sand pit/jumpy, but still quieter for us. And as usual FD was on hand to help make our stay even better. Everyday FD and Shane would check in with us to make sure everything was going okay.
May 28, 2014
This was our first KOA experience. We got to the camp and unfortunately the space they had assigned us to was already full. We waited about 20 minutes and were escorted into the available space. The mgr was very kind, very apologetic and very professional. The entire staff was fabulous and the Sonshiners were *amazing* with the kids. We're just sorry we didn't have time for a longer stay.
May 28, 2014
park was clean and staff was extremely helpful activities were fun for the kids,
May 28, 2014
VERY clean park , friendly and helpful staff, the gentleman picking garbage up sunday whom i believe name was polo he was very kind in helping us load our car THANK YOU
May 27, 2014
May 27, 2014
We had a great stay and especially enjoyed all of the fun things for our two kids who are 8 and 10 years old!
May 27, 2014
Memorial Day weekend, great employee attitudes, but too noisy for us.
May 27, 2014
May 27, 2014
We were with a group, really loved our site...requested it for the same dates next year. We found it very clean and staff very helpful. Our only issue was we could never get the TV to connect, but, how much do you watch anyway? :-)))
May 27, 2014
F.D. was very friendly and helpful with explaining to us how to quickly light up our firewood. Ms Didi and her husband helped us choosing the right part for our sewer hose. Her husband went to our site to survey what exact part we need from the store. Thank you so much for making our stay so enjoyable and memorable.
May 27, 2014
It was nice but a little too crowded.
May 27, 2014
Please keep the restrooms clean..
May 27, 2014
This was our first time at a KOA and we were pleasantly surprised. The staff was amazing. Customer service a high priority for them and greatly appreciated by us! Our boys had such a great time with so many things to do and all the amenities the campground had was aawesome! We'll definitely be back!
May 27, 2014
Love it here, kids love it.. Win win
May 27, 2014
Outstanding campground. Need more bathrooms.
May 27, 2014
Beautiful park, excellent and friendly staff. Bathrooms clean and bright and HOT water all the time! Even though we did not have small children, there are a lot of activities for kids. We stayed in an outside spot away from children's area and we loved it! It was a holiday weekend, so the park was full and there were a lot of kids running around. 1 mile down the road to Manresa beach.
May 27, 2014
PROs: onsite store for supplies, pet friendly, close to beach, showers, professional staff, & an affordable option. CONs: Kids are EVERYWHERE unsupervised!!! Riding bikes without looking & screaming while parents enjoy cocktails!!! Our cabin (#139) was on the main path to the bathroom & didnt have bushes for privacy like some of the cabins did. People were cutting through our site day & night.
May 27, 2014
Excellant time as always. Love the cabin we rented well worth the extra cost for us with young kids
May 27, 2014
May 26, 2014
May 26, 2014
wonderful fully staffed family friendly place
May 25, 2014
Trouble w/ internet. Very sporadic connection. IPad wouldn't' connect at all. Last time stated there, there was no problem.
May 24, 2014
May 24, 2014
I wanted tent camping 5/16-5/19. No space so I paid for RV camping even though there was tent space for 5/18,19 but was not told. Not happy.
May 23, 2014
May 23, 2014
I love it there!
May 22, 2014
We were on the road for more than 3 weeks and this is by far the most expensive campground we stayed in, and not the best by far. The map of grounds were not very clear in finding your spot, had to park and walk to find it. The wifi was down 2 of the three days. Dogs running without leash rule being enforced, etc
May 21, 2014
The activities that my kids really wanted to do are only open a few hours on Saturday, so if you don't stay on a Saturday, you won't get the full benefits. Also, I was told the beach was "1/2 mile walk away". It's actually 1 mile along a busy highway. Not what I expected. We were disappointed and won't be staying here again. I have more to say but there's no room!
May 21, 2014
This is our new favorite KOA!
May 20, 2014
May 19, 2014
May 19, 2014
This KOA is by far the nicest we've been to yet. The place is kepty very clean, and there are plenty of staff members on hand to assist at any given time. It's a well run operation. It appeared that the only long-term residents were site employees, which was refreshing.
May 19, 2014
Our family absolutely adores this campground. We are new to trailer camping (a little over a year)and just can't say enough good things about this facility in regards to location, amenities and staffing. Never disappointed!
May 19, 2014
May 19, 2014
May 19, 2014
It's way to expensive!!! So much more then other KOA'S! The guy who checked us in at the front desk was rude!! The campground was nice and clean and kept up though....
May 18, 2014
May 18, 2014
i LOVE THIS CAMPGROUND. IT IS VERY CLEAN, WELL MAINTAINED. PLENTY CLEAN TOILET/SHOWER HOUSES. NICE AREAS FOR KIDS AND DOGS. RV SPACES ARE SPACIOUS AND LEVEL. I ALSO STAYED IN THE CABINS BEFORE. VERY NICE ALSO. EVEN ACCOMODATIONS FOR TRNT CAMPING A GREAT BEACH IS CLOSE
May 17, 2014
Fantastic place for kids! The staff was helpful and always asking if we needed anything.
May 17, 2014
This was the most relaxing camping trip ever! Many activities for the kiddos, and if I wanted to skip a cooking session, I could buy a hot dog and chips, or have pancake breakfast for $2-$5! Nice and clean. Good grounds for a dog too. Other campgrounds send my dog home with burrs in his fur!
May 17, 2014
Your campground is really nice.Its the access to the beach with dogs having to stay on a leach at all times is a state law joke.We will never come back for that reason.We have dogs that need to run.Thanks anyway we really liked your campground.But we cant recommend it to dog owners.Regards.

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