California Camping at Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA Holiday

Are you wondering where to camp near Santa Cruz? Soak up the bright sun and take in the crisp ocean air along the California Coast when you stay with us at Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA Holiday. With our ideal location just minutes from Monterey Bay, you and your family will appreciate a memorable camping experience near Santa Cruz as you spend your days with your toes in the sand at the beach just down the road.  

Book your stay with us at Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA Holiday today! 

Why Stay at Our Family-Friendly Campground in Santa Cruz? 
Santa Cruz is home to an assortment of wonderful attractions and places the whole family will love! If you fancy a beach camping experience near the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, you will love staying at Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA Holiday. The area is full of beautiful beaches for you to visit — a whopping 28 in total! After getting your tan on, take a short drive and visit the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and experience its endless array of fun things to do. You'll be able to ride roller coasters, play mini-golf and eat your fill of fresh cotton candy.

The area also has many opportunities to kick back and relax. Bring your clubs and head to the Pebble Beach golf course for a round of golf on some of the most pristine greens anywhere. Take a drive north and explore Napa Valley or head south to discover the more than 60 wineries in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Whether you want a relaxing getaway or one filled with adventure and thrills, the Santa Cruz area is the perfect place to be. 

Stay at the Best Santa Cruz Camping Spots
When you are searching for the best Santa Cruz camping spots, look no further than Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA Holiday. Regardless of how you want to spend your time at our Santa Cruz beach campground, we offer a variety of ways to enjoy the camping experience. With us, you will never need to wonder where to camp near Santa Cruz again.

For something traditional, we provide individual Tent Sites equipped with water and electric hookups to give you everything you need to enjoy your nights beneath the stars. 

Our Camping Cabins also offer a rustic lodging experience with the benefits of a roof and a warm bed as you rejuvenate from a day filled with adventure in the outdoors. If you're looking for extreme comfort while beach camping in Santa Cruz, we offer Deluxe Cabins equipped with a kitchen, full bathroom, shower and beds for the whole family. 

We also provide unique glamping cabin opportunities to provide you with a luxurious West Coast camping experience you'll never forget. Looking for a place to park your Airstream or RV? We offer Pull-Thru and Back-In RV Sites with the choice of full hookups. With connections for up to 50 amps and options with a KOA Patio™, you can choose the features you need to enjoy your vacation. Our RV Sites are excellent locations to rest and recuperate as you take in the beautiful surroundings of Santa Cruz! 

Our Beach Camping Amenities and Activities
Our family-friendly campground in Santa Cruz offers various amenities and recreational activities to help you make memories that will last a lifetime. Spend your days splashing in the pool or participating in weekly events, including several weekends of Halloween fun or seeing the campground transform into a Winter Wonderland with twinkling lights every December.

Some of our other amenities include:

  • Wi-Fi 
  • Bike rentals
  • Hot tub
  • Volleyball
  • Firewood and propane
  • Outdoor movie theater
  • Jumping pillow
  • Fire rings
  • KampK9® dog park
  • Palm Tree Climb

Go Camping Near Watsonville, California, at Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA Holiday 
Are you ready to make memories along the California Coast? Gear up to go camping near the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Amusement Park and other fun Santa Cruz attractions to enjoy the adventure of a lifetime! Check the availability of our sites online and book your stay at Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA Holiday today!

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 90' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (Open Year-Round)
  • Hot Tub/Sauna
  • Propane ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Bike Rentals ($)
  • Dog Park
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Ways to Stay

KOA Holiday

KOA Holiday Campgrounds

Whether you’re exploring the local area or hanging out at the campground, KOA Holidays are an ideal place to relax and play. There’s plenty to do, with amenities and services to make your stay memorable. Plus, you’ll enjoy the outdoor experience with upgraded RV Sites with KOA Patio® and Deluxe Cabins with full baths for camping in comfort. Bring your family, bring your friends, or bring the whole group – there’s plenty of ways to stay and explore.

KOA Holidays Feature:

  • RV Sites with a KOA Patio®
  • Deluxe Cabins with full baths
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Group meeting facilities

Latest Hot Deal

Hero Discount

Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA Holiday is proud to offer a special thank you to all military veterans, service men and women, police, firefighters and first responders with 10% off their reservation. Valid military, state or federal service ID is required at check in.

Terms & Conditions: This discount cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers including KOA Rewards. Minimum length of stay rules may apply. Not valid on stays of 28 days or more. Discount applied to site registration fees only. 

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Local Area

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Amusement Park

Located in Santa Cruz, 15 minutes north of the campground, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk offers carnival rides, including the 1924 "Giant Dipper" - one of the few wooden roller coasters still in existence, as well as games, shops, miniature golf and more. As the only remaining seaside amusement park in the country, the Boardwalk is truly a one-of-a-kind experience.

400 Beach Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95060




Monterey Bay Aquarium

Be one of the nearly two million visitors to the Monterey Bay Aquarium this year. Home to more than 550 marine species from penguins to jellies to coral, the aquarium is a short 30 minute drive from the campground. Open 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily; 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. summer weekdays and holidays; 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. summer weekends. Admission is charged. Wheelchair accessible.

886 Cannery Row

Monterey, CA 93940



Capitola Village

Just minutes away, Capitola Village is dotted with unique boutiques and gift shops as well as dozens of intimate dining hideaways and ocean view restaurants.

716 Capitola Avenue

Capitola, CA 95010




Roaring Camp Railroads

A quick (25 minute) car ride gets you to the train station in Felton for a trip back in time. Board the Roaring Camp Railroad's steam train and embark on a 90-minute journey through redwood groves to the top of Bear Mountain. The Beach Train takes riders on three-hour tours of redwood forests, across a century-old steel bridge, and through an 1875 tunnel.

5401 Graham Hill Road

Felton, CA 95018




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