Capitola Beach Directions

Santa Cruz County

Mileages and Driving Times to Capitola Beach

City Miles Hrs/Mins
Gilroy 37 0:50
Los Banos 81 1:26
Monterey 39 0:44
Salinas 33 0:49
San Jose 36 0:49
San Francisco 76 1:25
Santa Cruz 6 0:10


  • Downtown Capitola: Metered, $1.50 per hour, limited to 3 hours maximum. Adding more money to the meter after the 3 hour limit will not extend your stay. This zone includes Stockton, Capitola and Monterey avenues well beyond the immediate downtown area.
  • Beach and Village Parking Lots 1 and 2: Access is on Capitola Avenue, Bay Avenue and Monterey Avenue. A free summer shuttle runs from the Beach and Village Parking Lot 2 (Lower) down to a stop in the village, 2 blocks from the beach. The shuttle is available Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10 AM to 8 PM from Memorial Day weekend through mid-September. Parking is 50 cents per hour up to 12 hours, cash ($1 and $2 bills only) or credit or debit cards. 8 AM to 8 PM.
  • Cliff Drive: Street-side parking, $1.00 per hour, up to 4 or 12 hours

Map showing area around Capitola Beach, Santa Cruz County, CA