Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA

1186 San Andreas Road

Watsonville, CA 95076

Reserve: 800-562-7701

Info: 831-722-0551

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RV Reviews

Aug 05, 2014
Aug 05, 2014
Had a great time here, very clean and near the beaches, Santa Cruz & Monterey
Aug 05, 2014
Aug 05, 2014
Aug 04, 2014
The kids love this campground. There is so much for them to do there. The campground itself isn't like being in nature, but a 5 minute car ride to the beach or a 10 minute car ride to the forest can be.
Aug 04, 2014
Aug 04, 2014
Aug 04, 2014
Overall we liked the Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA. There were fun things for our kids to do, and we liked the location of the camp ground. Bathrooms and showers were clean and well kept. We did not like the cost of the sites and the fact that our water/electric site was just dirt with no cement, gravel, or grass.
Aug 04, 2014
A wonderful camp experience !! Will return soon as we can.. Perfect for kids of all ages and located nicely between Monterey and Santa Cruz... A must stay place for happy campers... Thank you
Aug 04, 2014
I tagged this KOA as a favorite in my KOA App. Loved my experience this weekend. The crew was nice and extremely helpful. The only thing I would reccommend would be a monitor for the jumpy. I liked the convience to jump on it anytime however, there were some teenagers and adults that didnt respect the toddlers on the jumpy. It would have been nice to allow the little kids to jump alone
Aug 04, 2014
It is a very nice place to stay. My family loved it and the staff is very friendly.
Aug 04, 2014
Love this KOA normally. All the staff are great, the place is clean and lots to do. This time however we got an awfull site, on an end and also on a curve of the road. The spot is way too small! We were disapointed in it to say the least. Cars coming around the curve often cut the corner to make room for another vehicle, and drove onto the site.
Aug 04, 2014
Every staff member we encountered was friendly and helpful. The grounds were clean and well kept. We all had a great time!!
Aug 04, 2014
This KOA is over priced for people over fifty we're stayed in four other Lisa's in the last thirty days and not one was over fifty five dollars.
Aug 03, 2014
Best place ever. Full service. Friendly staff.
Aug 03, 2014
Wonderful place! Wonderful people that work there!! So friendly!! A very happy place and we will be back!!
Aug 03, 2014
Best campground visited ! Only remark, internetaccess should be improved
Aug 03, 2014
We love all of the activities and such at this KOA. This was the first time that I was disappointed in the RV site we had. It was not wide enough for the slides and then the only place that the picnic table could be was right next to the sewer connection for the space next door. Don't stay in space 87 if you have slides.....
Aug 03, 2014
Aug 03, 2014
Nice but crowded, tiny sites, extremely expensive.
Aug 03, 2014
Aug 02, 2014
Clean. Campsites too close together.
Aug 02, 2014
Great location, lots to do for the kids, great beach zone. Pretty pricey though to stay more than 2 nights and WiFi exists, but way too limited and not reliable.
Aug 02, 2014
We really like staying at this KOA but PLEASE do something to upgrade the WIFI. I was unable to even download my emails.
Aug 02, 2014
Great facility, superb staff. There were so many things for the kids to do.
Aug 02, 2014
Really like the activities for children and all your staff was kind and helpful. We will definitely be back.
Aug 02, 2014
All Staff very friendly + helpful. Even w/close proximity to Santa Cruz, Monterey, etc this was 'rest+relax trip' We only left our Trailer to eat dinner at Gayle's in Capitola once! The other 3 days/evenings we enjoyed the relaxation at the campground! We'll ALWAYS stay at KOA Santa Cruz when visiting that area +told friends,too! Thank u for your hospitality. Brian+Karen O'Bannon
Aug 02, 2014
It was our first time staying at a KOA. We were very happy and our kids had a blast. We will definitely come back again.
Aug 02, 2014
We love the Santa Cruz KOA. It's a very clean campground with a ton of amenities and activities.
Aug 02, 2014
Aug 01, 2014
My Family and Friends have been camping at this KOA for the last 10 years. We love the friendly Staff, great location and activities. I would like to see more dish wash areas added to other areas but I love the upgrades that have been done to the sites and restrooms. Thanks for a relaxing week.
Aug 01, 2014
Our stay here was nice. We were gone during the day on trips. Back at night. I think the camp sites could be a little more manicured. My son and family stayed in the deluxe cabin. Very nice and accomdating.
Aug 01, 2014
We always have a great time at the Santa Cruz KOA! This trip we would like to suggest cleaning the giant spiders out of the showers and skylights in the bathrooms. Also, the flowering bushes in our camp sight needed trimming so we could fit a table under the awning. Otherwise, the stay was great and we can't wait for our next trip back.
Aug 01, 2014
we love this KOA because of the cleanliness and the constant awareness of staff being available throughout the campgrounds. We were disappointed that there were not many kids activities during the week as we had experienced in our last visits.
Aug 01, 2014
What a great place to stay...for kids, for families, for couples. All in all, great location, clean and easy to get to. Would definitely stay here again.
Jul 31, 2014
In the past we have loved this KOA, BUT the cost has gone up & quality has gone down.The past 3 years something BIG has been closed,from the jumper to the jacuzzi.The store & the pool close at 9pm, which is inconvenient..should be 9:30 or 10.The rock climber is only open for a few hours per day,there were less activities.Does not justify the increase.Positive,TY Doddi & Hubby for being welcoming.
Jul 31, 2014
Had a great time ! With the full hook ups it made it simple to set up are trailer it was also nice that the beach is only 2 min away the only negative thing I have to say is for the price we paid all the small activities such as rental bikes and mini golf should b included But besides that I would definitely go back again
Jul 31, 2014
Mostly great. Wish you had family showers for little ones. Need more space!!!! Handicapped out of order last two visits? More prizes needed in games, low amount?
Jul 30, 2014
Jul 30, 2014
Parents need to keep a better eye on their children. When backing into our site a kid darted between trailer and vehicle on one of those low profile bikes. Also neighbors left smoldering fire when checking out. Mini Golf brick boarders are falling out onto ground and made several people trip. This place is a hazard with tragedy knocking on it's door.
Jul 30, 2014
everything was great except the freeway noise. It's like camping on the side of a freeway.
Jul 30, 2014
Jul 29, 2014
The employees make you feel at home. They are working all the time to make our stay memorable. Wow we didn't even have to discard our trash. It got picked up right in front of our trailer. All the children's activities were great.
Jul 29, 2014
It's a very nice campground with plenty of activities for kids. Problem is, campsites are to crowded. It was one of the worst camping experiences we've had due to the lack of space between other campers. The family next to us had no camping etiquette. Up at 6 am talking loudly. Return at 1 am talking loudly. The campsites were so close there was no privacy or relaxation. Very disappointed:(
Jul 29, 2014
Love this place!!! Fun for the whole family. Very kid friendly.
Jul 29, 2014
Consistently Awesome. We have been coming here for years and enjoy ourselves every time.
Jul 29, 2014
Jul 29, 2014
We always enjoy our stay with you but we always feel it is a bit expensive.Clean, safe and well-maintained, although my husband did fall when one of your chairs collapsed & he fell backward onto the cement pad.
Jul 28, 2014
We love all KOA camp grounds. We have been to so many. This one was very nice and close to a lot of surrounding fun activities though there is plenty to do here.. Be prepared to spend a pretty penny if you have children. Not only is this the most expensive KOA we have stayed at but they do charge for most of the fun things to do. And the kids want to do it all.Pool could have been a little cleaner
Jul 28, 2014

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