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

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

Flying Pig B'n'B
Sabrina
Sabrina: My boyfriend and I stayed at the Flying Pig B'n'B for one night and had an amazing time! Kim was a...
Glamping In The Redwoods
Erika
Erika: Nestled in the redwoods, Waldhaus is a gorgeous property with 4 tent cabins surrounding a main...
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...
Camp Cruz Small Group Retreat
Audrey
Audrey: Camp Cruz is our first HipCamp experience, and it sets the bar high! The camp is super...
Weather in Santa Cruz is mild enough for winter camping. If you visit between January and March, you might spot the grey whale migration.
The Cowgirl Room
Nick
Nick: So great! Had a very relaxing weekend here, the property is both bustling with (animal) activity and...
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...
One of the first public mentions of Santa Cruz came in 1885 when three Hawaiian princes surfed along its coast.
Rustic Sunset Room in Converted Barn
Marianna
Marianna: View looks out at sunset over the valley. Wood burning stove. This is a rustic room with a walk to the...
The Rustic Lavender Room
Marianna
Marianna: The rustic Lavender Room has a very comfortable queen bed, a desk, dresser, closet and two doors. As...
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.
Old Tennis Court Yurt Camp
Nic
Nic: The Old Tennis Court Yurt was excellent and is definitely somewhere I will be coming back to. The...
Yurt Glamping in the Forrest
Josh
Josh: A fun, funky place to stay in a sweet community with a lot of history! The hot tub and pool at this...
Railroads have been taking Santa Cruz visitors to see big redwoods for over 100 years. The Roaring Camp Railroad still makes the trip.
Wild Tender Ranch Light House View
Jessica
Jessica: We stayed at the Light House campsite for New Years Eve and could not have picked a more magical spot...
Big Mesa Farmstead Glamping
Kelly
Kelly: Wow! Big Mesa Farmstead is absolutely amazing. You can not beat the proximity to SF, yet far away...
The mascot of the University of California, Santa Cruz is the banana slug.
Mossy Bench Camp
Anna
Anna: Easy to find, great campsite not far off the 1. Nestled in the redwoods, but close to the main house /...
Vista History Garden Yurt
Madison
Madison: This is one of my favorite Hipcamp properties, hands-down. It's perfect for a midweek adventure, being...
Huckleberry Campground
Pol
Pol: Very nice campground. Hike-in spots are just like 100 yards from the the parking spot. Bathrooms are...
Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Nate
Nate: We stayed at campsite 177 based on Sarah's recommendation and loved it. Right on the river, and within...
Rusty Hill Farm Homestead
Steven
Steven: This place is absolutely amazing. Christine and David are amazing hosts and have created a truly...
Wild Tender Ranch Sweeping Views
Tommy
Tommy: This place is fantastic. Driving by the grazing horses on your way in sets the stage for this serene,...
New Brighton Campground
Courtney
Courtney: This campground sits right above a great beach for launching a kayak or paddleboard. Some of the sites...
Henry Cowell Redwoods Campground
G.M.
G.M.: We stayed in site 11 last summer. The sites are spacious and tidy. Lots of poison oak on the outside...