Capitola in Santa Cruz County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Capitola’s Natural Riches
The Capitola Wharf
Keeping it Beautiful
Throughout Capitola’s history people have worked to keep the beach beautiful and open to the public. In the late 1800s Samuel Hall and Fredrick Hihn developed campgrounds and a resort where vacationers could stay in the stylish Capitola Hotel, or pitch a tent for free. Now, as part of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the beach is protected for all to enjoy.
The Capitola Wharf
The wharf, built in 1857, has always been a favorite spot for fishing and enjoying the bay. Originally it was an
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 36° 58.321′ N, 121° 57.028′ W. Marker is in Capitola, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker is at the intersection of Monterey Avenue and The Esplanade, on the right when traveling west on Monterey Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 Monterey Avenue, Capitola CA 95010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Lawn Way Cottages (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Capitola Superintendent’s Office (about 300 feet away); Venetian Court (approx. 0.2 miles away); China Beach (approx. 0.8 miles away); Charlotte (Charlie) Parkhurst (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Butterfield Stage stopped here. (approx. 1.2 miles away); S.S. Palo Alto (approx. 2 miles away); Seacliff SS Palo Alto 100 years (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Capitola.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 4, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 337 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 4, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.