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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.


GatosBros Sanctuary
Jesus
Jesus: Opening CroixPines Sanctuary to host evacuees and refugees, people and animals affected by the fires...
Request book $40/night
Billion Dollar View in Gods Country
Peter
Peter: Great place for a weekend getaway.
Direct book $75/night
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.
The Cowboy Room
Karen
Karen: This was my first time staying at FlipJack Ranch and definitely will not be my last. Robin and David t...
Direct book $254/night
Wild Tender Tipi Ocean View
Jessica
Jessica: We stayed at the Light House campsite for New Years Eve and could not have picked a more magical spot ...
Request book $100/night
The mascot of the University of California, Santa Cruz is the banana slug.
Wild Tender Ranch Sweeping Views
Jacqueline
Jacqueline: I brought my mom and aunt here for a ladies weekend of filled with campfires, stars and laughs, and we...
Request book $133/night
Flamenco Romántico Paraíso Camping
Gui
Gui: We definitely had a wonderful stay. It is very quite and remote but also very close to Capitola where...
Request book $95/night
Railroads have been taking Santa Cruz visitors to see big redwoods for over 100 years. The Roaring Camp Railroad still makes the trip.
The Cowhand Room
Karmen
Karmen: We had a party of 7 that stayed at the Flipjack ranch this past weekend for a "bachelorette party" and...
Request book $221/night
Mossy Bench Camp
Mossy Bench Camp
100% – 39 Responses
Danielle
Danielle: I stayed here on my own for a few nights, and it was an absolute joy. It's in the middle of a grove of...
Request book $69/night
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.
Zen Mountaintop Retreat
Andy
Andy: Stunning views from the top of the hill. It's a bit of an adventure to get here (make sure to follow t...
Direct book $75/night
Rusty Hill Farm Homestead
Steven
Steven: This place is absolutely amazing. Christine and David are amazing hosts and have created a truly uniqu...
Request book $50/night
One of the first public mentions of Santa Cruz came in 1885 when three Hawaiian princes surfed along its coast.
Log Cabin Tent Mountaintop Retreat
Andy
Andy: Stunning views from the top of the hill. It's a bit of an adventure to get here (make sure to follow t...
Direct book $75/night
Mountain View Casita
Jared
Jared: Great little place. Wonderful property with amazing view on the mountain. Great host as well!
Request book $150/night
Weather in Santa Cruz is mild enough for winter camping. If you visit between January and March, you might spot the grey whale migration.
Camping in the forest!
Steven
Steven: Lupin Lodge is a unique place located by Los Gatos, CA. It's a clothing optional campsite so it may no...
Request book $60/night
Camp Cruz Lg. Group Glampin Retreat
Leslie
Leslie: We are 12 families from Sunset Coop Nursery School in San Francisco. Cruz Camp totally exceeded our ho...
Request book $420/night
Casa Ixchel Camping
Randall
Randall: Beautiful Redwoods, Camp sites, Fun Activities.   Peace-full, Relaxing, Hamocks, Friendly Staff,...
Direct book $50/night
The Cowgirl Room
Nick
Nick: So great! Had a very relaxing weekend here, the property is both bustling with (animal) activity and a...
Request book $254/night
Romantic Treehouse
Eileen
Eileen: We adored our time at the FlapJack Ranch and were so sad to have to leave! As fans of shows such as Tr...
Request book $376/night
Tree Canopy Shangri-la
Natasha
Natasha: Watsonville is a small town close by to Santa Cruz. It is a small farming town with a laid-back feel t...
Request book $125/night
Zen Bus Mountaintop Retreat
Andy
Andy: Stunning views from the top of the hill. It's a bit of an adventure to get here (make sure to follow t...
Direct book $75/night
Flying Cloud
Flying Cloud
100% – 9 Responses
Lisse
Lisse: The Cloud Trailer is a beautiful, brand new Airstream that has lots of creature comforts to enjoy. Nes...
Request book $65/night