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Santa Cruz Guide
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The best camping near Santa Cruz, California.

Crisp, Pacific Ocean air and redwood groves make Santa Cruz camping a nature-lover's haven.


Flying Cloud
Flying Cloud
Flying Cloud
Flying Cloud
Flying Cloud
Flying Cloud
100% 13 Responses
$65/night
Lisse
Lisse: The Cloud Trailer is a beautiful, brand new Airstream that has lots...
Log Cabin Tent Mountaintop Retreat
Log Cabin Tent Mountaintop Retreat
Log Cabin Tent Mountaintop Retreat
Log Cabin Tent Mountaintop Retreat
Log Cabin Tent Mountaintop Retreat
Andy
Andy: Stunning views from the top of the hill. It's a bit of an adventure...
Whether you want to relax in a tent while you listen to the waves roll in, marvel at redwoods reaching for the sky overhead, or pamper yourself with a stay at a luxury ranch, Santa Cruz camping offers choices you're bound to love. Pack your surfboards to take advantage of the world-renowned surf breaks along the Santa Cruz coast, and then treat yourself to the famous Boardwalk Read more...
Whether you want to relax in a tent while you listen to the waves roll in, marvel at redwoods reaching for the sky overhead, or pamper yourself with a stay at a luxury ranch, Santa Cruz camping offers choices you're bound to love. Pack your surfboards to take advantage of the world-renowned surf breaks along the Santa Cruz coast, and then treat yourself to the famous Boardwalk for some carnival fun before heading back to your campsite or cabin. Large group campgrounds and sites with beautiful meadows are ideal for outdoor weddings, family reunions or group retreats. If you want an experience that's a bit more plush than tent camping on the beach, head to a working ranch for a B&B stay complete with a delicious farm-to-table breakfast every morning, then enjoy visits to the area's intriguing wineries. The stunning natural beauty of Big Sur awaits you up the coast at the end of one of the most beautiful drives in the world. Hike through these epic hills, enjoying waterfalls and views of the Pacific. Or head to Sunset State Beach, Big Basin Redwoods State Park or Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park if it's big trees and sunsets you're after.
WindTree Vista
WindTree Vista
WindTree Vista
WindTree Vista
WindTree Vista
WindTree Vista
100% 3 Responses
$60/night
Adam
Adam: Amazing spot. Very private, and the views are uniquely beautiful. H...
Rusty Hill Farm Homestead
Rusty Hill Farm Homestead
Rusty Hill Farm Homestead
Rusty Hill Farm Homestead
Rusty Hill Farm Homestead
Steven
Steven: This place is absolutely amazing. Christine and David are amazing h...
The mascot of the University of California, Santa Cruz is the banana slug.
Wild Tender Tipi Ocean View
Wild Tender Tipi Ocean View
Wild Tender Tipi Ocean View
Wild Tender Tipi Ocean View
Wild Tender Tipi Ocean View
Wild Tender Tipi Ocean View
96% 181 Responses
$100/night
Jessica
Jessica: We stayed at the Light House campsite for New Years Eve and could n...
The Cowboy Room
The Cowboy Room
The Cowboy Room
The Cowboy Room
The Cowboy Room
The Cowboy Room
100% 19 Responses
$254/night
Karen
Karen: This was my first time staying at FlipJack Ranch and definitely wil...
Railroads have been taking Santa Cruz visitors to see big redwoods for over 100 years. The Roaring Camp Railroad still makes the trip.

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Tiny Home Near the Beach
Tiny Home Near the Beach
Tiny Home Near the Beach
Tiny Home Near the Beach
Tiny Home Near the Beach
Tiny Home Near the Beach
100% 4 Responses
$90/night
Ashley
Ashley: My dog Luna and I had such a lovely time for our long weekend in Sa...
Romantic Treehouse
Romantic Treehouse
Romantic Treehouse
Romantic Treehouse
Romantic Treehouse
Romantic Treehouse
100% 11 Responses
$376/night
Eileen
Eileen: We adored our time at the FlapJack Ranch and were so sad to have to...
The Santa Cruz Boardwalk is the oldest amusement park in the U.S. Its carousel dates to 1911 and its classic wooden roller coaster to 1924.
Enjoy a hip 79 VW Westy Campmobile
Enjoy a hip 79 VW Westy Campmobile
Enjoy a hip 79 VW Westy Campmobile
Enjoy a hip 79 VW Westy Campmobile
Enjoy a hip 79 VW Westy Campmobile
Awse
Awse: Awesome host Very beautiful views. Cool experience all in all
Wild Tender Ranch Sweeping Views
Wild Tender Ranch Sweeping Views
Wild Tender Ranch Sweeping Views
Wild Tender Ranch Sweeping Views
Wild Tender Ranch Sweeping Views
Jacqueline
Jacqueline: I brought my mom and aunt here for a ladies weekend of filled with ...
One of the first public mentions of Santa Cruz came in 1885 when three Hawaiian princes surfed along its coast.
#1 PARK N SURF OCEANVIEW
#1 PARK N SURF OCEANVIEW
#1 PARK N SURF OCEANVIEW
#1 PARK N SURF OCEANVIEW
#1 PARK N SURF OCEANVIEW
Eliana
Eliana: Absolutely MAGICAL!! The photos dont do it justice, trust me. Monte...
Camp Cruz Lg. Group Glampin Retreat
Camp Cruz Lg. Group Glampin Retreat
Camp Cruz Lg. Group Glampin Retreat
Camp Cruz Lg. Group Glampin Retreat
Camp Cruz Lg. Group Glampin Retreat
Leslie
Leslie: We are 12 families from Sunset Coop Nursery School in San Francisco...
Weather in Santa Cruz is mild enough for winter camping. If you visit between January and March, you might spot the grey whale migration.
Mountain View Casita
Mountain View Casita
Mountain View Casita
Mountain View Casita
Mountain View Casita
Jared
Jared: Great little place. Wonderful property with amazing view on the mo...
Zen Bus Mountaintop Retreat
Zen Bus Mountaintop Retreat
Zen Bus Mountaintop Retreat
Zen Bus Mountaintop Retreat
Zen Bus Mountaintop Retreat
Andy
Andy: Stunning views from the top of the hill. It's a bit of an adventure...
Vintage 1970's Airstream Landyacht
Vintage 1970's Airstream Landyacht
Vintage 1970's Airstream Landyacht
Vintage 1970's Airstream Landyacht
Vintage 1970's Airstream Landyacht
Zeleika
Zeleika: The airstream was cozy and fantastic! Right outside the door was a ...
The 'Tumbleweed Hotel' Camper
The 'Tumbleweed Hotel' Camper
The 'Tumbleweed Hotel' Camper
The 'Tumbleweed Hotel' Camper
The 'Tumbleweed Hotel' Camper
Sarah
Sarah: We loved the Tumbleweed Hotel! The camper had everything we needed...
Billion-Dollar View in Gods Country
Billion-Dollar View in Gods Country
Billion-Dollar View in Gods Country
Billion-Dollar View in Gods Country
Billion-Dollar View in Gods Country
Andy
Andy: Stunning views from the top of the hill. It's a bit of an adventure...
WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
WindTree Medicine Wheel Site
Elena
Elena: WindTree is an awesome retreat perched high on top of the Santa...
Goddess Cob Cottage @ WindTree
Goddess Cob Cottage @ WindTree
Goddess Cob Cottage @ WindTree
Goddess Cob Cottage @ WindTree
Goddess Cob Cottage @ WindTree
Elena
Elena: WindTree is an awesome retreat perched high on top of the Santa...
Oversized Tent Mountaintop Retreat
Oversized Tent Mountaintop Retreat
Oversized Tent Mountaintop Retreat
Oversized Tent Mountaintop Retreat
Oversized Tent Mountaintop Retreat
Andy
Andy: Stunning views from the top of the hill. It's a bit of an adventure...