Capitola / Soquel, CA


Charming Capitola and Soquel are delightful beach-town communities home to plenty of local culture including art, wine and delicious cuisine.

Capitola, only one hour from San Jose, is situated on a European-style village built along a river valley is home to the annual Wharf to Wharf foot race, the world-class and historic Shadowbrook Restaurant and a charming and very popular destination for California vacationers. Capitola is located along a wide beach, home to a number of galleries, boutiques and restaurants. The city also hosts the Begonia Festival and the Capitola Art and Wine Festival.

Soquel is located just south of Capitola off of historic Highway 1, close to New Brighton State Beach. Soquel, with a population under 10,000, has a very small town feel with a wonderful downtown area, good restaurants and nearby coastline. Soquel is home to award-winning Bargetto Winery, located in the rolling green hillside just above the town’s center.

Whether you enjoy surfing, playing beach volleyball, or dining on locally featured cuisine, or a romantic sunset stroll, Capitola and Soquel offer something for everyone.