Hiking the Redwoods on a Beach Vacay; Why not?

When you think of a Capitola Beach vacation, usually what’s on the agenda is fun in the sun, waves for days, and romantic sunset strolls; all depending on who you’re sharing the vacation with. Our extraordinary Central Coast, even in the Fall, offers an abundance of much more if you so desire. Let me share with you a couple of my favorite nearby hikes all the while on a Capitola Beach vacation:

Let’s get started on the right path: the beach house. Capitola Cliff Beach House #3 or Capitola Cliff Beach House #4. Either Cliff House is an ideal family and dog-friendly dwelling in which to gather the whole clan. Both beach homes sleep a total of eight each; their front doors are within arm’s length. Imagine celebrating that “once in a lifetime” event or a family reunion at a beach house. Start a new family tradition and make any holiday one to look forward to each year. One day is never enough for those special occasions. 

Once that’s settled, take a look at what’s just outside your window. Both beach homes feature 2 incredible balconies with ocean and village views, secure underground parking, and just a stone’s throw away from Capitola Village restaurants, boutiques, and the Capitola Beach shoreline. Spend the day doing all you expect on your Capitola Beach vacation. 


When a little adventure is calling, pack a picnic or grab the goods from Reef Dog Deli and head out for a full day of fun to my “go-to place” of Fall Creek. This gorgeous area of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park has a little something for everyone; The Lime Kilns Loop is perfect year-round, rain or shine, cool or warm, little legs to longer ones; these trails lead the imagination to run wild. 


If some of the group choose to do the entire loop in one full decent cardio hike, go for it. You’ll “loop” around in no time to join the others. There are many stopping points along the creeks trail to explore the wonders of the changing season happenings for those who want to take it all in. 

The lovely forest floor in the Autumn months is plentiful with colorful leaves, thirsty moss, and ferns and bright yellow banana slugs. There are unique little bridges to cross, rocks to skip or climb, and nooks in which to lay out your blanket of snacks. If you should find yourself here in the Spring, Fall Creek is alive with colorful wildflowers and baby wildlife. Look, listen and breathe in all of Mother Nature year-round.


For you, Type A personalities, Capitola Cliffs Beach House #1 aka Beautiful Oceanview Condo is just that. Outside the glorious glass wall of visual eye candy is a full day of adventure. Let your daytime drive begin with a brisk walk to the Capitola Wharf. Move on to renting a surfboard at the Capitola beach and then energize the rest of your night with the music scene at The Sand Bar. All this awaits you just outside your door. However, the simple, organized elegance of this beach house may entice you to stray just a little and relax.  


Can I entice you with a trailblazing 11.6-mile hike through the Forest of Nisene Marks?  Bridge Creek Trail to Maple Falls is the perfect balance of venture, challenge, and ambition. To begin with, you may not think so, but as you delve deeper in and realize there’s no turning back until you reach the anticipated waterfall, just know that a lovely Beach House awaits you. You know, the one with the peaceful ocean views, a cozy fireplace, and comfy bed to dream about tomorrow’s agenda. My guess is, you’re going to get that much-needed repose whether you like it or not. 

Fun in the sun or under a canopy of trees; you can have it all on your Capitola vacation. Book direct and save @ Beach House Rentals The variety of activities is endless and our team is here to help you choose the perfect beach house for your wants and needs. We love it here year ‘round but something about Autumn makes us fall in love all over again. We welcome you to share the experience.