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Capitola by-the-sea: Beach Resort

Metered Parking & Directions

Metered Parking Lot
Metered parking is available in the Pacific Cove parking lot behind city hall, approximately one quarter mile (4 blocks) from downtown and the beach. There are 250 spaces in the parking lot. Police constantly monitor parking. For information on meter costs call City of Capitola at 475-7300.

Directions From San Jose Airport
Take Highway 880 (also called Highway 17) going south for approximately 30 miles toward Santa Cruz.
Turnoff on Highway 1 South for approximately 5 miles.
Take the Capitola/Soquel exit.
Turn right onto Bay Avenue.
At the second stop sign, turn right on Capitola Avenue.
Continue for 2 blocks, the City Parking lot is behind city hall on the left hand side
Follow the signs

Directions From the Monterey Area
Take Highway 1 North toward Santa Cruz for approximately 40 miles
Take the Capitola/Soquel exit.
Turn left under the freeway bridge onto Bay Avenue.
At the second stop sign, turn right on Capitola Avenue.
Continue for 2 blocks, the City Parking lot is behind city hall on the left hand side
Follow the signs

Traffic
Be sure to save plenty of time for the trip over the hill and back. Beach traffic can be very slow.



Please keep our beaches clean and fun
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Pack Your Trash!