Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA

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The sunshine, surf and sand beckon you to take in the best of the California Coast!

We are your perfect sunny base camp for exploring all that the California coast has to offer. Our location, accommodations, activities, local area attractions plus 300 days of sunshine provide a fabulous vacation or weekend getaway for every budget and lifestyle. For a home away from home, try our fully furnished Deluxe Cabins or Camping Cabins. Experience the nostalgia of an Airstream travel trailer or park your RV at our Pull-Thru RV Site with KOA Patio®, all with free cable and Wi-Fi. Pitching a Tent? We have you covered with sites conveniently situated with picnic tables and fire rings. Whatever accommodation you choose, you can rest assured you will enjoy your stay in this beautiful location. Make a splash in our NEW Pool, catch a ride on the KOA Express Fun Train, jump for joy on our KOA Jumping Pillow. Kids can also explore abundant entertainment options such as the spectacular large playground, climbing the Coconut Palm Trees, playing basketball or mini golf, renting banana bikes or just hanging out in our game room. There's even a safe place for Fido to play within our Kamp K9 Dog Park. Explore the variety of things to see and do in the Santa Cruz area. Take a day trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Fisherman's Wharf, Santa Cruz Boardwalk, or Pebble Beach golf course. Enjoy the surf breaks, wineries, fresh produce stands and endless miles of central-coast beaches that are all within easy reach. As your day winds down, settle in to watch a movie at our Outdoor Cinema, or sit around our Campfire Theatre, have a freshly baked pizza delivered to your site from various local establishments or soak in the NEW Hot Tub!
Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA Holiday®
offers the best camping experience of the great outdoors!

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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

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Fall Cabin Deal 19

Fall into the savings with our Fall Cabin Deal! Book a cozy Deluxe Cabin stay and save $25 each night! Featuring private bedroom(s), bathroom, patio with a grill and many with a fully furnished kitchen. We even provide all linens, towels and kitchen gadgets, right down to the wine bottle opener. Reserve today and save in style! 

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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

831-423-5590

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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

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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

831-475-6522

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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

831-335-4484

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