Stay at the Capitola Village Beach Rental, one of our newest Beach House Rentals in Capitola Village, and explore some of the best nearby picnic spots in Capitola.

Capitola Village Beach Rental

With the gorgeous California weather, endless scenic spots, and plenty of delicious bites to grab from local restaurants and eateries, Capitola has some of the best-hidden picnic spots in the Bay Area. Just a short drive from San Francisco, stay at Beach House Rentals newest home, Capitola Village Beach Rental. Enjoy amazing beach picnic spots nearby. 

Capitola Village Beach Rental 

Look forward to your next Capitola Beach vacation at our lovely, newly furnished beach house rental! In the heart of Capitola Village, this 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom beach rental sleeps 4 and is one of the best vacation rentals in Capitola. You and your family or close group of friends will be within walking distance of boutiques, restaurants, bars, and the beach! 

With a private garage for one car, a private patio with gas bbq, and patio furniture to relax in. This home also has a fully equipped kitchen. The Capitola Village Beach Rental has everything you’ll need for a relaxing stay in Capitola Village. 

This is the perfect place for 2 couples to enjoy a getaway to Capitola Village or a family of 4 to spend time reconnecting in quaint Capitola Village. Located down Riverview Avenue, you are just a quick stroll or a short drive to some of the best picnic spots in Capitola! 

Picnic Setup 

CharcuterieBefore you make your way to some of our favorite Capitola picnic areas, you’re gonna need your picnic setup. There are a few great eateries in Capitola Village to pick up some goodies for a delicious picnic in the sunshine. One of our favorite go-to places is the Reef Dog.

This vintage Capitola cottage deli has handcrafted sandwiches and a great selection of cheese and charcuterie. Pick up their “Beach Box,” a small selection of meats, cheese, and sides, or their full charcuterie platter (advanced orders required for this one). 

Castagnola Deli is also a good choice for a meat and cheese set-up for your picnic. Their “Beach Box 2 Go” has different options to choose from. Select a cheese, meat and cracker box, a sandwich combo box, veggie & hummus box, and more! 

A few more Capitola Village dining options worth mentioning to stop into for your picnic setup are Little Koe’s Beach Bites to pick up some crab or lobster sliders and fresh seafood preparations in seasonal root vegetable “taco” shells for a healthy picnic option. Or head to Mijos Tacos for some grab-and-go street tacos or burritos. 

And of course, there’s Pizza My Heart if your ideal picnic involves an award-winning pizza like the Big Sur or Figgy Piggy. There are so many great dining options in Capitola Village. We could go on, but we’ll leave it there and take you on a tour of our favorite picnic spots around Capitola. 

Capitola Beach

Capitola Beach 

A favorite picnic spot for many is Capitola Beach. A great area to settle into is right near the Capitola Wharf. For a scenic spot with a great backdrop, pick a spot in front of the Capitola Venetians. 

Here, not only will you get panoramic views of the ocean, Capitola Village, and Capitola Wharf, you’ll also be situated right in front of the colorful Capitola Venetians, the perfect backdrop for your picnic photos. Grab your girlfriends, your best picnic outfit, and your charcuterie platters, and have a fun photoshoot of your picnic setup at Capitola Beach! 

New Brighton State Beach 

On to our next picnic spot. If waterfront bluffs are more of the setting you’re looking for, New Brighton State Beach is the Capitola picnic spot for you. Here you’ll find a gorgeous picnic area on a waterfront bluff overlooking Monterey Bay. You’ll have to park in the lower level beach lot and walk up the picnic area. 

If you get here early enough, you’ll be able to snag one of the picnic tables that sit on the waterfront bluffs. This is a great picnic spot for kids since you’ll have plenty of room to spread out and lots of space for them to run around and explore in between bites. Settle in with the family and enjoy the sweeping coastal views and ocean breeze. 

Jade Street Park 

Of course, if you’re more interested in a typical picnic setting at a grassy park, Jade Street Park is not too far away from your Capitola Village Beach Rental home base. This clean community park has plenty of lush grass that you’ll have your pick of spots to throw down your picnic blanket and settle into. Another great picnic spot if you’ve got kids with you, this quaint local park has several play areas for kids to explore while the adults catch up over Camembert.

Depot Hill
Photo by @CapitolaVillage

 Top of Depot Hill 

This is the place to picnic if you’re looking for a romantic setting to enjoy with your significant other. Head up the Depot Hill stairs just before sunset and grab a bench that overlooks the Capitola Village to watch the sun disappear over the charming village as the twinkling lights of the town come on. After your sunset picnic with an ocean view, head down into the Capitola Village for an evening cocktail or glass of wine overlooking the water at Paradise Beach Grille.  

Capitola Esplanade Bandstand 

Capitola Esplanade ConcertCapitola Village Twilight Concerts at the Capitola Esplanade Bandstand are back starting this July! Look forward to free shows every Wednesday starting at 6pm from local favorites like Extra Large and Alex Lucero. Bring some chairs and your picnic setup to enjoy during the show! 

Along the Soquel Creek

Another romantic spot for two to enjoy an intimate picnic is along the San Lorenzo River. This one is super close to your Capitola Village Beach Rental. As you make your way down Riverview Avenue toward the village, make a right turn just before the bridge, right as you pass the Armida Wine Tasting Room. Here you’ll find a bench situated right along Soquel Creek! Settle down on the bench with your picnic for two and enjoy the relaxing setting along the water. 

There are plenty of fun picnic spots to choose from in Capitola Village. This selection of some of the best picnic spots in Capitola will get you started, and you’re sure to discover some other great hidden picnic spots along the way! Book your Capitola Village Beach Rental getaway today and start enjoying some of these top Capitola picnic ideas.