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 important point for shipping lumber, leather, and other goods. Today the wharf offers intimate views of the Marine Sanctuary where fishing, boating and diving are allowed. Oil drilling, ocean dumping,
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Capitola Superintendent’s Office (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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); Hotel Bayview (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Branciforte Adobe (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Capitola.
Also see . . . Capitola Wharf. Supposedly the oldest seaside resort along the Pacific coast, Capitola, since 1869, has been a destination for inlanders headed to the coast. The area today is one of restaurants, stylish tourist shops and art galleries. (Submitted on March 4, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 4, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.