Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA

Open All Year

Reserve: 800-562-7701

Info: 831-722-0551

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1186 San Andreas Road

Watsonville, CA 95076

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RV Sites, Tent Sites

Check-in: 2:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am

Accommodations

Check-in: 3:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am

Camper Rating 4.5 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews

RV Reviews

Jul 30, 2017
Nobody controls the speed. And the young staff at the front counter are not very polite the bathrooms are clean and the gentlemen who pick up trash/clean sites are very nice. Over all it was not a back stay I would come back
Jul 29, 2017
Jul 29, 2017
Nice to see refurbished pool and trailer sites.
Jul 29, 2017
Nice place to stay! My Family loved it, and we will be back.
Jul 29, 2017
First time there and we loved it. Campsite was great. Showers kept clean. Lots of activities for kids, although would be nice to have known about them when we check in because we kind of had to figure it all out on our own. A list of dates/times of activities when we check in or at the very least tell us to make sure and check out sand shack for list of activities for the day
Jul 29, 2017
Great time Loved the park. For your improvement, Our resv. got messed up because we did not have enought knowladge of your systems and we were not told that we could lock our sites and when we changed the length of stay for one resv. they changed the site and we were not together with our friends the first night. sites 216 & 217. The TV reception was messed up, they didn't come the day we called.
Jul 29, 2017
We really enjoyed our stay! it is safe, friendly and happy campground!
Jul 28, 2017
The campground is great for families with children or grandchildren. This was our 4th year taking our grandchildren and they really love it. There is so much for them to do and keep them busy all day. This is the first year we had any issues. I would recommend not staying in the spots by the surfing camp. We also feel that the rates and extra fees for the kids are too high.
Jul 28, 2017
Campgrounds are great - pretty, with big spaces for RVs. There is TONS of noise (kids) & lots of smoke from fires at night, plus people let their dogs poop all over without cleaning up, including down the center of our "street". Aside from that the only real downside was lack of internet/cell access. This means I'll probably have to stay elsewhere if I need contact with the outside world.
Jul 28, 2017
What an awesome Family campground, kid and dog friendly....so much to do, cordial employee's, well maintained, right by the beach....
Jul 28, 2017
My son loved. The campground is very comfortable. The Wi-Fi is good. It is walking distance to the beach.
Jul 28, 2017
It was too expensive, but the campground is nice.
Jul 28, 2017
Wifi was bad, Minigolf is not free
Jul 27, 2017
great place for family and friends; close to the beach, great activities for all generations. will go here again.
Jul 27, 2017
Great customer service and helpful staff. Shop is well stocked and pool is clean and big. Hot tub is a major bonus given it was freezing for 3 of our 4 days there! Showers and toilets well looked after and always clean. Lots to keep the kids occupied - can see why its so popular
Jul 27, 2017
Jul 27, 2017
This is a wonderful campground. Tons of things for kids to do, normally very clean and orderly. However on this trip I was bothered by a lot: the price; the theft of bicycles next to us and throughout the grounds; the tree in our site the scratched our rig; loud AM neighbors; water on floor in bathroom.
Jul 27, 2017
My daughter's Santa Cruz bike was stolen at night. It was an $800 bike. The site has no security to ensure the safety of their guests.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying with us! Sorry about your daughter's bike. The security of our guests is always important to us. It is always best to follow the parks security rules that state, " Keep your personal property locked at all times." You can usually buy a good lock for under $20.
Jul 26, 2017
Surf camp people were urinating in bushes at campsite in clear view of everyone. Were walking through our campsite with large bins filled with water to soak their wetsuits, and when asked to not do so in case they tripped & spilled, they told us to chill out. We didn't want a muddy mess for our baby, toddler, & dog to get into. If the Surf Camp leaders can't control the kids, don't allow them.
Jul 26, 2017
Great family time.
Jul 26, 2017
We had a wonderful time with the grandkids!!!
Jul 26, 2017
Great location. Camp clean, quiet, convenient. Bathrooms always clean. Maintenance guys fixed a water pipe leak very quickly. Everyone friendly. Surprised front desk had no info regarding hikes, state parks, maps for the area.
Jul 26, 2017
It's the most expensive place to stay in the United States and it only has 30A. It is wonderful for kids though.
Jul 26, 2017
This is a great place for a family to go on vacation. We have been going here for five years now. We feel safe especially for our kids . The staff are very friendly and hardworking. We will definitely come back . Keep up your excellent work.
Jul 26, 2017
Amazing, great time.
Jul 26, 2017
We loved it! Our 2 year old daughter loved it and our 7month old twins will enjoy it as they grow. We will be back annually!
Jul 25, 2017
We LOVE this place!
Jul 25, 2017
Clean facility, friendly attentive staff, good schedule of activities. Or whole group had a great time.
Jul 25, 2017
Great place. No issues. Campers and staff were all very nice. Plenty of things for the grandkids to do.
Jul 25, 2017
Fantastic stay. It's just really expensive. That's my only drawback to staying again.
Jul 25, 2017
We've been staying here for over twenty years and always enjoy it! It's always clean, safe, accomodating and evolving!
Jul 25, 2017
We stay here a few times a year. Love Love this KOA. Though it might be one of the priciest KOA's we have stayed at it is worth it. One side note. Some of the store staff were a little unfriendly and short with the kids. Maybe because it was a super busy weekend. This is our go to place all the time. We brought family from San Diego and the Bay Area in cabins and they loved it.Planning another one
Jul 25, 2017
This is an outstanding KOA. So many awesome activities for the kids. Nice location that is close Santa Cruz, Mystery Spot and Monterrey. Love beating the valley summer heat here.
Jul 24, 2017
Need to bring bingo back 😂
Jul 24, 2017
No comment
Jul 24, 2017
Great Staff, very clean sights. The only issue was that the water went out for about 3-4 hours, and would have appreciated better communication.
Jul 24, 2017
The staff and facilities at this KOA were very good. Lots to do and very supportive and friend staff. The new pool was also very nice. My only complaint was that the bathrooms are in need of maintenance, they could have been kept cleaner more often and the garbage cans were not emptied often enough.
Jul 24, 2017
There were no tent sites available when we booked, but were able to reserve a multipurpose site which worked out great for us. The site was a good size. The whole campground is very clean and maintained throughout the day. There are plenty of activities to keep the kids happy and busy. Will definitely return! Wish the sites were not as close together but our neighbors were not bothersome at all.
Jul 24, 2017
The park was clean and the help was great especially FDR and Mike and the live entertainment was wonderful but the Wifi was horrible and you couldn't even get Verizon. They definitely need to upgrade if they want people to come back
Jul 24, 2017
Jul 24, 2017
I went to the office in several occasions requesting information regarding activities but was unable to get any information And it was very loud all night and the Koa staff didn't seem to make any effort to control the loud guest throughout the park after midnight

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying with us! Listen to what other guests are saying "We have been coming yearly to this KOA for 20+ years. It has grown and changed to become the best ever!"
Jul 24, 2017
so much for the kids to do!
Jul 24, 2017
I felt that there was a lot to offer but I felt the staff was not willing enforce rules Guest were very loud there wasn't anyone around to enforce quiet hours. I felt that staff didn't have a lot of information about the area when I went to the office requesting information about a gas station and local market. It was clean but lacked the customer service I was looking for.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying with us! Listen to what other guests are saying about us "We took our two grandchildren for a weekend stay and they had an awesome time. Both commented on how nice and polite everyone in a "yellow shirt" was to them. We already talking about our next visit"
Jul 24, 2017
We enjoyed staying at this camping. Just for the experience. It was really crowded. But in the evening is was quiet and all the people were very nice
Jul 24, 2017
very nice, clean. loved it
Jul 24, 2017
Jul 24, 2017
Campsites too close, too many wild screaming kids. Maybe it is better in the months when kids are in school.
Jul 23, 2017
Very kid friendly!
Jul 23, 2017
We have been coming yearly to this KOA for 20+ years. It has grown and changed to become the best ever!
Jul 23, 2017
Our grandsons love this place. The arcade games not so hot, but the new pool area is very nice.
 

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