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The charm of Capitola Beach lies in its idyllic little town by the water. Thanks to the colorful houses and its lush Mediterranean landscape, the decor here easily evokes the Italian or French Riviera. The town center is a short walk from here allowing easy access to cafes, restaurants and shops. Capitola Beach is the ideal place to sunbathe, play beach volleyball, or learn to surf thanks to the gentle waves. Beach facilities include benches, public restrooms and outdoor showers. A fishing pier is also in the bay. In the shops on the wharf, you can easily rent fishing equipment, boats, pedal boats and kayaks.