A classic beach town

Capitola’s timeless beauty

29 miles of coastline

Miles of sunny, sandy beaches

Alive with wildlife

The natural essence of south county

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Santa Cruz County is located on California's Central Coast, 65 miles south of San Francisco and 35 miles north of Monterey. Situated on the northern side of the Monterey Bay and rimmed by redwood forested mountains, Santa Cruz County has 29 miles of beaches and 14 state parks. The nearest airport is in San Jose, 30 miles northeast of Santa Cruz. Click here to download a printable map of Santa Cruz County.

For more information and maps for specific regions of Santa Cruz County, click on the links below.

Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria

Delicious desserts, pastries, salads, sandwiches & more

Kayak Connection

Kayak tours & rentals daily, beginners welcome!

Edgewater Beach Inn & Suites

Across from beach & wharf, beautiful gardens.

Comfort Inn - Santa Cruz

Stained glass windows & over-sized spas available.


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