Capitola is a city that sits on the northeast shore of Monterey Bay in Santa Cruz County. Known for its multi-colored houses that line the beach and hillsides, Capitola is a delicious taste of the California seashore. Shopping, eating and indulging are all cornerstones of Capitola living. Whether it's drinks and dining on the Esplanade featuring the local favorite Margaritaville, indulging in delectable treats at award-winning Gayle's Bakery, or shopping to your hearts content at Santa Cruz County's largest and only enclosed mall, Capitola has something to please all the senses. For those who believe that dogs are a man's best friend, Capitola will delight you with its dog friendly restaurant patios, seaside benches and pathways, and annual Dog Festival held every year in May. Its own local New Brighton State Beach offers coastal camping among the rich, wooded landscape with pristine views and friendly wildlife. With its rocky cliffs, soothing waves, and natural coastal flora, Capitola is a beach lover's delight.