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

Jul 06, 2015
This place is amazing! The staff is the best I've seen, friendly and hard working. The kids love going here, so many things for them to do. Heated pool, playground, Palm tree climbing, bounce bouble, bikes, train, game room etc etc, just a nice place with friendly staff. Thank you guys!
Jul 06, 2015
This is our second time staying and we had a great time. My one suggestion would be to add a beach shuttle on busy weekends.
Jul 06, 2015
The campground is lovely. Very children friendly. Would have liked campground rules to be enforced. There were fireworks going off, late night music, loud talking with profanity until after 1am, multiple tents (5) on he site next to ours, cars parked on the street, etc. Will avoid a holiday weekend in the future.
Jul 06, 2015
Stayed over the 4th of July weekend and it was great. What a clean park. Great place for kids. Big sites and close to everything. Would definitely want to come back again.
Jul 06, 2015
Jul 06, 2015
Jul 06, 2015
The campsite is fun for the kids..the only the for 4th of july weekend the kids were looking forward to decorate their bike for the parade and they were upset cause there was no parade..but all we still had fun
Jul 06, 2015
It would be nice if requests for specific sites would be based off length of stay & size of trailer and not just random assignment. We requested a certain site for the 4 days we were staying & it did not get occupied until the last day of our stay & the trailer in it was much smaller than ours (which barely fit in the site we were given). Other than that it's always a great time!
Jul 06, 2015
A great campground. Great location and activity for the kids. Our (electric/water) spot was a little tight and there was very minimal privacy between spots which I'm OK with. During our stay, there was a rowdy group several spots away that stayed that way well into quiet time. Overall, we're looking forward to going back.
Jul 06, 2015
Love the Santa Cruz KOA! Friendly staff, clean facilities and great location.
Jul 06, 2015
Jul 06, 2015
Great place to stay staff members were great very clean facilities we will be back
Jul 06, 2015
Really enjoyed it but did not fully understand the beach area was the kids play area, would have asked for a different location but the property and location was great otherwise!!!
Jul 06, 2015
Thank you for taking care of use after our less than enjoying stay in Stockton
Jul 05, 2015
Great place to stay! This is the first time we rented an airstream trailer. Honestly, it needed a little TLC, air-conditioning, windows, table, needed a little work. We will be back, just not for the trailer.
Jul 05, 2015
Very nice and very clean. send a big thanks to your staff. Very good job and ver friendly. Thanks
Jul 05, 2015
We had our daughter and her family pitch a tent in our site. Our two 6 yr old granddaughters had so much fun at the play areas, renting the different riding bikes, and riding their own bikes, after we spent several hours at the swimming pool. The staff at this KOA are always so accommodating and friendly that you really believe that you are a 'guest'. The facilities are well maintained. Great!
Jul 04, 2015
Good service, clean site, fun to rent an Airstream (although they are *really* small for a family of 4!) and we all had a refreshing mini-vacay
Jul 04, 2015
Wonderful staff
Jul 04, 2015
The stay was great except for two things 1. Horrible wifi reception. 2. No locks for the bathroom doors in the cabins. I can do away with the WiFi. But I do expect locks to work. Every time my wife or I went to the bathroom, we were worried that the kids would open the door and find us in the buff. Otherwise this is a great location and I will stay here again.
Jul 04, 2015
great place, but could not get our campsite early, the site was cleaned and ready. check in at 2 we were there ready to start our mini vacation at 11, so we went to beach and had a great 3 day stay. we are going back...
Jul 04, 2015
Lots of activities. Great staff!
Jul 04, 2015
We are new to KOA camping. We liked this campground but there were a lot of people. Crowded. Nice and quiet though. I would recommend this site for families. Lots of kids having fun. A family fun place.
Jul 03, 2015
Excellent for families!
Jul 03, 2015
We have stayed at this KOA twice before and we are always impressed with the care the owners and staff take in their campground. There have been many improvements in the last year, making it fun to come back to see what's new. The restrooms are always extremely clean and quiet hours were enforced. A great place for the family to camp and relax.
Jul 03, 2015
Had a great time. Would like to see a better Wi-Fi system.grandkids had a great time
Jul 03, 2015
We had a wonderful experiance staying in the Airstream with the family. There was enough things to keep the 2 high energy kids entertained and attentive staffs to make sure nothing goes wrong. We went to the nearby Manresa beach and wow what a good place to be.
Jul 02, 2015
The BBQ was dirty,and the shower was slippery. The staff was very friendly,bike rental was good and the pool was great. The cabins were very nice and well set up.
Jul 02, 2015
Great camp site- it's time for management to invest in some site improvements
Jul 02, 2015
Great facilities and very clean campsite. Everyone in the family had fun. The only complain is weak wifi.
Jul 02, 2015
A real bargain for a beach vacation!
Jul 02, 2015
We had a great time. My daughters loved it. Staff were nice.
Jul 02, 2015
Jul 01, 2015
Great staff and fun well organized activities. Clean and family friendly!!
Jul 01, 2015
Our family loves this campground. Lots of activities for the kids, fun things like Bingo and a Sunday service for the adults as well, and a great location, close to the beach, redwoods, and the boardwalk. :)
Jul 01, 2015
Would like to see more activities for the kids. Cabins are too close together.
Jul 01, 2015
So many activities for the kids and beautiful weather!
Jul 01, 2015
Wonderful, thank you! We will be back.
Jul 01, 2015
Jul 01, 2015
Excellent KOA! There are so many wonderful amenities that we really appreciated, and just 2 items that could be improved. Showers: hot water took a long time to get through the pipes, and the hooks were too small & weak to hold clothes & towel dry off the floor. And the play train running all day was pretty noisy and intrusive with all the bells and whistles. But it's a great place! Thanks!
Jun 30, 2015
We love it there. We have come for years and years. We always were given a group discount and now they say "no more". Disappointing!!! There are always about 70 - 80 of us and that's good business for you. So sorry they don't care enough about their customers to continue the discount. We're good people. : ) Thank you for the discount in the past, but boo-hoo now.
Jun 30, 2015
This KOA is perfect for our family reunion: variety of sites from tenting to lodges, kid activities, nearby ocean/beach and we love the summer shiners! I just wished they brought back the camp store dollar Bingo (the candy bar bingo is lame)
Jun 30, 2015
We were disappointed that our reservation for lodge 155 was not honored. All the amenities are great, which is why we return each year. We're also disappointed that we are no longer offered the manager's discount for our large group.
Jun 30, 2015
This campground was great. Many things to do for the kids as well as for the family. The staff is very friendly and helpful. It would be nice if there were more grassy areas in the sites but other than that it was a great resort that we will definitely go back to.
Jun 30, 2015
We stay regularly. There were a lot of loud folks this time and no one seeming to enforce quiet hours. Otherwise, good trip.
Jun 30, 2015
The campground itself was great. Staff were also great. Just not the campground for us, as our kids are bigger and the campground was a little overcrowded. Would recommend to families with small children definitely but not for families with older children or no children.
Jun 30, 2015
Not enough 50 amp sites. Noisy after 10pm quiet time.
Jun 30, 2015
We visit every year and always enjoy the stay. This year I had a few suggestions: - fix the toilets in the bathroom near the playground, they always have trouble flushing - manage the busy train times to one adult per child when the lines are long, there were 2-3 adults for each kid when we were waiting, which makes it a very long wait for the younger kids
Jun 30, 2015
1st stay 1 yr ago 5 star.This stay disappointing.Space 50 crowded when in 51, 2 tents were put up with tethers actually under our MH. 4 y/o grandson was afraid to go on jump pillow too many big kids. Recommend 5 & under not 7. Saw several dogs off leash. Staff was extremely nice & efficient but need to enforce the rules- no tents in full hookups. We could hear talking in the tent next to our bedrm
Jun 30, 2015
Fantastic! All the staff, yes all the staff were very helpful and friendly. At other campgrounds when a staff member stops to talk to you it's usually because they are complaining about something petty, in this case when they stopped they where asking if they could help or just to say hi or ask how is your stay, absolutely awesome time. Thanks we will be back for sure.

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