It was cloudy and rainy yesterday when Jamie and I left San Jose, but by the time we got to Capitola it was sunny and bright. The town had very kindly arranged for everyone to have free parking until Christmas, and we were lucky enough to find a spot without much trouble.
The beach was full of families with young children, and we saw a very long line of people waiting to see Santa Claus in a Hawaiian shirt. Dozens of people of all ages were surfing, and I noted with surprise that the makers of wetsuits provide them even for preschoolers.
There are many picturesque sites in Capitola, but probably the most famous is a row of beach houses each painted a different colour. There are some very nice restaurants and lots of stores selling art works and sea glass ornaments.
We seem to have picked an unusually busy day to visit, but even so it was a treat. I recommend it.
We always enjoyed our visit to Capitola. Wear your tie dyed shirts, eat and drink at Margaritaville and look for Jimmy Buffets lost shaker of salt. We haven’t been there for a very long time, your posting made me think it’s time for another visit.
I didn’t see any tie dyed shirts. I think all the hippies must have aged out of Capitola.
We must do it then! Tie dye shirt party in Capitola! Who’s in?
Ha! Good idea, Sally! Do we have to dye our own t-shirts?
Spent Sat night at La Selva…..beautiful Sun morn! But wanted to beat the traffic back! Beautiful day at the coast for sure!
Getting to and from is the tricky part! I’m not a fan of fast winding roads. 🙂