Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA

1186 San Andreas Road

Watsonville, CA 95076

Reserve: 800-562-7701

Info: 831-722-0551

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4.5 out of 5
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Mar 28, 2015
We had an amazing time. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The grounds are well maintained. Lots of activities for the kids to do.
Mar 28, 2015
This place is amazing. The staff really care about the people and grounds, and it shows. Great place to bring kids of all ages. We will be back!
Mar 28, 2015
Staff was very friendly, facilities were clean and well run. Nice that they have a very well stocked store. Lots of activities for our three small kids.
Mar 26, 2015
We had our 3 grandchildren for 4 days and we all had a great time. the facilitites were clean and accessable to every age group. I would recommend having toilet bowl liners at the Beach area bathroom, and BTW the toilet has a water leak that needs attention. Other than that, I would rate this campground A+
Mar 26, 2015
My wife and I had the best time at your KOA and the staff is always the greatest. Thank you John and Georgia Dixon
Mar 25, 2015
very nice with plenty for the young ones
Mar 25, 2015
We have two little ones and we absolutely love this KOA. We've stayed at others and this one just fits us perfectly. This time we stayed at a back-in off the jumper/beach area and it was perfect as we could watch the kids while sitting at the campfire. Perfect!
Mar 25, 2015
Couldn't have been a better stay. Fantastic place for families with kids. Great amenities and value. Staff was super nice and helpful. My kids did not want to leave! We'll definitely be going there again.
Mar 24, 2015
VERY CLEAN AND EXTREMELY ATTENTIVE STAFF.
Mar 24, 2015
Very clean. Very pleasant and friendly staff. Definitely will be going back.
Mar 24, 2015
Great Time, clean and well maintained, will visit again soon.
Mar 24, 2015
The staff was always extremely friendly and willing to help. Camp site were clean and well maintained.
Mar 24, 2015
The only negative thing I have to say is that originally, the campsite I was assigned did not fit the description I was given over the phone when making the reservation. I went back to the office and they were able to move me to one that was closer to what I expected. The rest of the stay was great. Very clean, well kept, something for everyone. Lots of stuff for the kids and dogs.
Mar 24, 2015
The facility was great, but the staff fantastic. I manage a hotel in Northern California and would hire any one of them that I encountered to work our front desk (in a heartbeat). We look forward to staying here again and other KOA's in the system. Regards, Bob Everhart
Mar 23, 2015
This KOA was very nice. It was clean and the staff was kind. The only issue I had was being directed to the wrong space and after setting up completely I realized a staff member directed us to the incorrect space. I made contact with the office and was told I would need to move to the correct space. I did not have an issue with that but it would have been nice if they offered some assistance.
Mar 23, 2015
Great park, just to bad not all activities advertised were not happening. Considered at off season, but was school break and a weekend, place was packed. Also to many dogs, should have an area were dogs are allowed not whole park. There were dogs in the store, play area, bathrooms, poor dog owners, but the rest of us should not have to deal. Dogs all around us and they all barked at every walker.
Mar 23, 2015
The Santa Cruz KOA is Clean, Safe + Friendly! Another great feature is the Location. It's btwn Santa Cruz + Watsonville, making the KOA a perfect place to stay for 'day trips' to Two 'California Icons' - the Santa Cruz Boardwalk + the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The Staff are friendly + very child + pet friendly. Once you stay at Santa Cruz KOA - I promise it will be the first of many,lifelong memories
Mar 23, 2015
Mar 23, 2015
We love pets letting people in with 5 dogs is over the top. They never took them for a walk. So I'm glad we were not staying in that site when they left. Pee is urine and I don't want to picknik in it or walk in it. I
Mar 23, 2015
Good activities but 1 bathroom closed for reno. This should have been done in winter. There were 4 showers for each sex for almost 200 campsites. Ridiculous.
Mar 22, 2015
Excellent facility and amenities. Only way to make it better/easier upon arrival is signage/arrows to indicate which direction to campsite #'s
Mar 21, 2015
I wish there was a higher number because this camp ground deserves it. I feel safe and when we arrive there I feel like I have arrived home!!!! The respect, friendliness, and wonderful people from the staff to the campers. Everyone looks out for everyone and your children are safe to play. Thank you KOA of Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay!!!!!!
Mar 18, 2015
We have stayed here before and had no problems but not this trip. There were 7 sites in our group and all our beer and or ice chest were stolen by some local kids and we were told by another camper who caught one of the kids. When we went to the office in the morning to claim one of the ice chest we were not asked what was stolen, no apology, no we got one of them. We were asked to fill out a repo
Mar 18, 2015
Great, kid-friendly camp ground. FD was especially helpful in getting us to our site. We will definitely return.
Mar 18, 2015
We like the new sites - the continuous improvements of the campgrounds. We have been coming there for 15 years or about and always looking forward to our stay.
Mar 18, 2015
We will be back
Mar 18, 2015
best KOA out there. Had a great time. Everone so kind and pleasant and helpful
Mar 16, 2015
Very pleased! Very helpful and friendly staff. Camp sites were ready and clean for our arrival. The best part is how kid friendly this KOA is.. Lots of things for the kids to do and the beach was just a couple of miles up the road.. Perfect location for this KOA. Within 30min drive to the Monterey Bay and 10min drive to Santa Cruz!! Definitely coming back and would recommend this KOA!!
Mar 16, 2015
We had some one come in and stole our ice chest on out first night there.there were three out of our group that were taken we called after hour security #5 times never got a call back no one came to our sight or even apologized
Mar 16, 2015
We really enjoyed the KOA Santa Cruz/Monterey. It is the perfect spot for families with so many activities for the kids and close to the beach. We have already recomended it to several people.
Mar 16, 2015
We had a security issue arise and would have expected more out of this " security team" and the staff
Mar 16, 2015
Nice park with a great staff! They found us a spot better than we had reserved that was quiet and fit our coach nicely. Our only issue was low voltage in the space kept setting off my voltage alarm and shutting down the AC. Excellent park for families. Will plan to visit again.
Mar 16, 2015
Really enjoyed this campsite. Loved the kid friendly atmosphere. The only problem we had was that property was stolen from the campsite including those of our party and neighboring sites. Makes a person feel a bit uneasy especially knowing lots of kids are around. Security wasn't pleasant
Mar 16, 2015
Staff was very friendly, place seemed to be well maintained and clean. We were in a large motorhome, no problem maneuvering and getting into our space. We will come back. I wish the internet was better, we had a very weak signal at our site.
Mar 16, 2015
The staff is great! The park is nice. There was a couple things stolen from our friends campsite. I really want to think it's safe.
Mar 16, 2015
Great location, friendly staff, great amenities for kids, and the campsites are very well cared for.
Mar 16, 2015
I always notice koas tack on an additional fee, this one added a use fee, we have also been charged a $5 a day conservation fee. That can add up. We have not been back to that campground. Those fee$ can deter me from staying. I like that koas are always very clean, well manicured campgrounds.
Mar 16, 2015
We had a nice spot, restrooms and showers were clean. Close to the beach (not at the beach, but close).
Mar 15, 2015
The campground was very clean. The kids enjoyed all the activities. Have already booked for May.
Mar 15, 2015
It was everything that we have come to expect from a KOA and ever so much more. We stayed midweek and it was very peaceful.
Mar 13, 2015
The best KOA we have stayed at - Ever!!
Mar 13, 2015
We LOVED it, our first stay here! Friendly staff, beautiful place, great location. The only thing we didn't like was the "wireless". Most of the time it didn't work at all, or was so slow it dropped the connection. Wouldn't recommend to anyone who wants to get away for a few days but needs to stay online.
Mar 13, 2015
Even nice when it's raining!
Mar 11, 2015
Wonderful people, wonderful camp ground.
Mar 10, 2015
Our stay was very enjoyable. The staff at check in were very good and friendly and all questions were answered. The only thing I would like to suggest is to try to keep some spaces in between each camper as they arrive. It seemed you clumped a lot of campers together, side by side. I would have preferred a space in between ours and the next campers.
Mar 10, 2015
Great place to stay.
Mar 09, 2015
A very friendly and accommodating park, an extreme kid paradise.
Mar 09, 2015
enjoyed our stay, great play areas for kids, staff very pleasant,very nice rv sites, would stay again.
Mar 09, 2015
Well kept campground. Friendly, helpful employees,great location close to state park, Santa Cruz.
Mar 09, 2015
Clean, level sites. Easy access. Nice park.

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