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 05, 2015
great place for kids, very busy campground, kinda pricy and sites are very close, but as i said, its a great place for kids, lots for them to do, kind of like a summer camp. staff was ok too
Aug 05, 2015
Aug 05, 2015
It's very family friendly..and the general store..very afordable, which I found to be VERY useful.
Aug 05, 2015
We love staying in the cabins here!
Aug 05, 2015
the camp site was clean and the personal were very friendly. we had a great time
Aug 04, 2015
Our stay in the cabins was very good.
Aug 04, 2015
We stayed in a deluxe cabin and found it very clean and comfortable except for the futon sofa in the living room. Kid (10 yrs old) hit his head in the low ceiling loft area but eventually adjusted. too bad loft ceiling wasn't just a bit higher. Facilities and activities were great for the children.
Aug 04, 2015
Tent sites are very small and close together, don't go to this KOA looking for privacy. However, the staff keeps it very clean and the kids activities are great!
Aug 04, 2015
it was a great stay, the cost is pretty high though.
Aug 04, 2015
Our family always enjoy our stay with KOA in Santa Cruz! The kids get to play all day while the parents get to relax! Best place to do so..
Aug 04, 2015
Clean grounds, lots of things for the kids to do. Look forward to bring the kids back!
Aug 04, 2015
Excellent location, staff, accommodations,etc. Would definitely stay there again and recommend to friends!
Aug 04, 2015
The facilities are great but it is the staff that makes this place awesome, everyone is wonderful and very helpful.
Aug 03, 2015
Had lots of fun. Close to beach, staff was very accomodating and polite. Nice pool and kids activities. Kids did not want to leave!
Aug 03, 2015
Much better than expected!
Aug 03, 2015
We had a good time at your campground our grandchildren had fun climbing the tree and the trampolene
Aug 03, 2015
Great family Koa , our grand kids had so much fun. The beach is really close too. We will come back again. Great family weekend.
Aug 03, 2015
We really had a great time staying here for two days esp.my kids.Very clean,comfortable and relaxing place to stay in with friends and families!Will definitely come back here!
Aug 03, 2015
Great for families... Staff very helpful and friendly. The campus and cabins were very clean!
Aug 03, 2015
The staff was friendly. Cabin was fairly clean. I wished General store would open at 7:00 instead of 8:00.
Aug 03, 2015
Some of your staff, the young I noticed driving on the work karts way to fast that could not be possibly safe for children around.
Aug 03, 2015
I have never been to a KOA. Our cabin was clean and exactly what we expected. I wish that the showers near us were cleaner. Why don't you sent the site reserved when you send the confirmation?
Aug 03, 2015
Aug 03, 2015
I've loved this campground since I was a kid. Still love it and this time got to share it with my fiancé for his first time. He loved it too!
Aug 03, 2015
We have been here for many years. It is a little on the higher end for price, but my kids enjoy it so much that it is worth it.
Aug 03, 2015
couldn't get a pull thru. Ended up in space #185. Nice space, just too close to all the kids stuff. We'll come back when the kids are in school.
Aug 03, 2015
We had a great time. Very happy with our first KOA stay !
Aug 03, 2015
First time camping at any of the KOA locations and was very impressed! It has something for everyone in the family. The staff was always pleasant and the campgrounds were well kept.
Aug 03, 2015
We had a good time! We liked the proximity to the beach, at the camping site the bouncing pillow and the pool were great. We would have stayed longer if the camping was cheaper per night.
Aug 03, 2015
We booked last minute and were happy that there was availability. the sites were very close to each other and overall it was quite expensive. great to have the laundry and basketball facilities .
Aug 03, 2015
The staff was very friendly and the campground was clean and well maintained. There were plenty of activities for the kiddos too! A great trip to the KOA Santa Cruz/Monterey.
Aug 02, 2015
First time staying here. We had an RV site backed up to the play structure and it was perfect. Close proximity to the bounce pillow and train as well. Staff was excellent. Can't wait to go back!
Aug 02, 2015
Staff very helpful and kept campground clean. Pricy but kids had lots to do and we felt they were very safe. Thanks!
Aug 02, 2015
Very clean, awesome park, bounce area and pool/hot tub. So many things for the kids to do. Very close to the boardwalk (9 miles) and close to Monterey (27) miles. A wonderful state beach, Manressa State Beach, just 2 minutes away. So much to do in the area as well as in camp.
Aug 02, 2015
Our stay was wonderful! Definitely one of our favorite places to camp. I will say if the bikes were no charge that would be awesome! The nightly charge is already high. Thanks for the awesome stay and friendly staff!
Aug 02, 2015
We only stayed one night. Great campground, to far from beach for walking.
Aug 02, 2015
Poor wifi. It might as well not be advertised as an Amenity
Aug 02, 2015
Aug 02, 2015
Such a fun destination for familys.
Aug 02, 2015
This was our first time ever staying at any KOA. We absolutely love it. The kids love it. One of the greatest camping experiences ever. We will be back again in a couple weeks. Trying to get one more trip in before the kids go back to school.
Aug 01, 2015
Another great vacation at Santa Cruz KOA. The camp was clean, employees helpful and friendly. Even the weather was great. We tell everyone how great this KOA is. Thanks again and can't wait to come back again next month.
Aug 01, 2015
This KOA is very clean, and the employees are friendly and helpful.
Aug 01, 2015
We love this campground! Our young children love the playground, big bouncer, daily activities and mini-golf! We have been so busy on this site, we haven't even made it to the heated pool yet. We love how close it is to so many activities offsite as well.
Aug 01, 2015
This camp is a kid's paradise!
Aug 01, 2015
Stay here is always good. Clean facilities and friendly staff. I think they could use some more family-oriented events. The KOA in Menocino, for instance, sells ice cream cones every night (the proceeds go to help fund a local charity). Also, they have a large bonfire with a ring of chairs where guests can relax and get acquainted. Also, a pancake breakfast once during the week.
Aug 01, 2015
I had a wonderful time. It's the best KOA that I have spent time at. I keep going back.
Aug 01, 2015
Staff was super friendly! Camp site was clean and all amenities were accessible and enjoyable! Kid friendly and we will for sure return!
Aug 01, 2015
Aug 01, 2015
I wish staff could be more helpful in directing you to fun things to do/see around the area. I couldn't use my phone to search since wifi had very weak signal. I wish they had more activities for children during the week similar to the weekend schedule. Other than that it's Really nice & clean place and Manresa beach is less than a mile away!
Jul 31, 2015
The weather was nice for a change

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