Capitola Wharf, Capitola by the Sea, CA


Open daily at sunrise in Capitola by the Sea

Capitola Wharf is a focal point to the city of Capitola, south of Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz County. The wooden pier structure maintained by the city of Capitola includes a small attached dock accessible by a set of stairs where small craft such as kayaks can be rented and launched.

Diners can eat a leisurely meal inside Wharf House Restaurant with its ocean view tables, or out on the pier patio. Capitola wharf is nestled at the base of hill that contains some of the counties oldest condominiums and vacation homes. With amazing forever views, those residents get to see the wharf from above, but the best way to experience it is to walk through the intricate ironwork gate with "Capitola Wharf" inscribed in the design.

The wharf is great for dining, launching a kayak, and watching. You can see the bay filled with bobbing sailboats and kayaks, and further out watch the migrating whales and dolphins passing through the Monterey Bay, one of the parks in the National Marine Sanctuary.

Can can also see surfers riding the waves--Capitola is one of the top surfing destinations along the coast, along with Santa Cruz. Both have a rich, storied past filled with surfers and surfing lore.

Brightly colored Venetian Village vacation cottages are a landmark on the sand next to the wharf, providing many happy times for tourists who have had the opportunity to get to know the beaches, wharf and the glory of Capitola by the Sea.

The wharf is open from sunrise to 10:30 p.m.

Wharf House
Capitola Wharf
Seafood and continental menu on the wharf. Indoor and outdoor seating with surrounding view.

Capitola Boat and Bait
Where fishing is serious fun! Daily skiff rentals, equipment rentals, bait and tackle, souvenirs, shirts, beverages, unique gift shop. Open daily at sunrise. 1400 Wharf Road Capitola CA 95010 (831) 462-2208

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