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About Hooper Beach in Capitola, California

Hooper Beach is the small section of beach west of the fishing pier in Capitola, CA. Hooper’s is known as the dog-friendly beach of Capitola and Aptos even though technically this is part of Capitola Beach and dogs are not allowed period. Local dog owners clean the beach regularly and citations are not issued for dogs that are under control of their owners. There are parking spots on Wharf Road which leads onto the pier and there are spots along Cliff Drive where a long set of stairs gets you down from the bluff. All the parking spaces in the area are metered so expect to pay for parking. The beach is named for Harry Hooper a Hall of Fame baseball player from Capitola that won several championships with the Red Sox in the early 1900’s and worked in the community for many years after that. Take time to walk out on Capitola Wharf if you visit Hooper or Capitola Beach.

Cliff Dr and Wharf Rd
Capitola, CA 95010
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Pet Details
Dogs allowed off leash on west side of pier only
Metered street parking
Dog Walking, Birdwatching, Fishing
Fishing Pier
Map of Hooper Beach
Capitola, US
12:49 pm, June 24, 2024
temperature icon 80°F
L: 55° H: 80°
Feels like 81.19 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 4 m/s
UV Index: 10.77
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:49 am
Sunset: 8:31 pm
Humidity 51 %
Pressure1013 mb
Wind 4 m/s

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