With plenty of options for visitors, the town of Capitola brings in tourists to area beaches, and to take in the town. Just steps away from the downtown area is Capitola Beach, a beach that's frequently photographed for the colorful beachfront hotel suites in the background. The town's dog-friendly beach area, nicknamed Hooper Beach, is the small patch of sand west of Capitola Wharf. New Brighton State Beach, a large sandy beach on the other end of town, also includes a campground perched high above the beach.
With clean sand and uncrowded beaches, this gem of a community offers families the chance to stroll through the village, grab a bite to eat, then relax the afternoon away.