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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.


The Cloud Trailer is absolutely stunning and nestled behind beautiful greenery, separating it from the main house.
The stove, oven, sink, and refrigerator make camp cooking easy!
people food camper
We brought all our own cooking supplies to use in the trailer.
people rv lodging
Flying Cloud
100% 25 Responses
$75/night
Lisse
Lisse: The Cloud Trailer is a beautiful, brand new Airstream that has lots of creature comfort...
More Photos to come
outdoor Shower
Farm Morning
Sweet Spot On The Farm #2-4
Sweet Spot On The Farm #2-4
Jessie
Jessie: Lori was so awesome and friendly - she showed us around the farm and brought coffee out...
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.
Campsite 1 by goats
Campsite 2
Rusty Hill Farm Homestead
A quiet nook to hang out and relax
Rusty Hill Farm Homestead
Steven
Steven: This place is absolutely amazing. Christine and David are amazing hosts and have create...
Front porch of the cottage facing the gardens.
Hanging out in the morning.
people house lodging
Stepping out onto the porch.
Time to feed the goats!
Talia
Talia: Campsite was as expected; an indoor cottage that is something more than a tent and some...
The mascot of the University of California, Santa Cruz is the banana slug.
Setting up by the fire underneath the stars.
Wild Tender Tipi Ocean View
people campfire camper
Plenty to look at out here.
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Wild Tender Tipi Ocean View
97% 203 Responses
$100/night
Jessica
Jessica: We stayed at the Light House campsite for New Years Eve and could not have picked a mor...
Rustic cabin with electricity, bathroom and sink
Driving into the property from Highway 1 along the coast
Private waterfall surrounded by 10 acres of redwoods, a stream, and tranquility
Driveway into the property
Beautiful redwoods all around
Christopher
Christopher: This was a cool property to camp out on. There are neighbors relatively close by but yo...
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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Field camp spot
Sweet Spot on the Farm #1
Outdoor Shower
Sweet Spot on the Farm #1
Happy campers
Steven
Steven: legit spot! my little man loved it.
people lodging camper
lodging cabin tent
tent people lodging
tent lodging
lodging cabin tent
Andy
Andy: Stunning views from the top of the hill. It's a bit of an adventure to get here (make s...
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.
#2 PARK N SURF OCEANVIEW
#2 PARK N SURF OCEANVIEW
#2 PARK N SURF OCEANVIEW
#2 PARK N SURF OCEANVIEW
A very clean loo
Xanthe
Xanthe: Perfect spot for a private pit stop and an adventure regardless of the short stay. Espe...
Wild Tender Ranch Sweeping Views
Great for wildlife enthusiasts
Wild Tender Ranch Sweeping Views
Wild Tender Ranch Sweeping Views
Crazy beauty sunsets
Tommy
Tommy: This place is fantastic. Driving by the grazing horses on your way in sets the stage f...
One of the first public mentions of Santa Cruz came in 1885 when three Hawaiian princes surfed along its coast.
tent people lodging
Greenhouse in the hills.
A perfect morning dip tank is nearby.
Just a chair with a perfect view!
Lower Garden on the way to the Vista campsite.
WindTree Vista
94% 16 Responses
$60/night
Nikki
Nikki: The Wind Tree was such a cool experience. We arrived in the night and were amazed at ho...
New Years Eve Vibin
Camp Cruz Large Group Glamp-Out
The Owl's Nest is a 14 ft. furnished yurt with a wood stove and a wrap around deck. It has two deluxe cots.
The awesome geodesic dome parked under the tall redwoods.
The Eagle's Nest is a 22 ft. geodome furnished as a studio. It has a wood stove and 4 deluxe cots.
Leslie
Leslie: We are 12 families from Sunset Coop Nursery School in San Francisco. Cruz Camp totally ...
Weather in Santa Cruz is mild enough for winter camping. If you visit between January and March, you might spot the grey whale migration.
enclosed Garden around tipi
Inside 22' tipi
22' tipi set in fenced garden area
Picnic table & fire pit
Outdoor shower
lori
Lori:  Book the Tipi or bring your tent.  Small organic farm with u-pick berries assorted...
Next to the yurts are wooden platforms you can set your tent up.
Camping in the forest!
Tent option when you book through Hipcamp
Inside one of the yurts which has electricity and heat (and a fan)
A short 15minute hike will take you to a clearing with a hammock and some chairs to see the sunset/stars
Steven
Steven: Lupin Lodge is a unique place located by Los Gatos, CA. It's a clothing optional campsi...
Yurts
Yurts
Inside Yurt
Pool
Lodge/Restaurant
Josh
Josh: A fun, funky place to stay in a sweet community with a lot of history! The hot tub and ...
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 to get here (make s...
The geodesic dome
The Eagles Nest is a 22 ft. geodome furnished as a studio. It has 4 deluxe cots.
forest
forest yurt lodging
The Cabin Tent
Audrey
Audrey: Camp Cruz is our first HipCamp experience, and it sets the bar high! The camp is s...
View is visIble from your site.
Your site.
Vehicle Camping with Priceless View
Vehicle Camping with Priceless View
The city lights at night.
Andrew
Andrew: The site is exactly as described...it is an unbelievable view/sunset at a remote mounta...
This is the property. Most campsites are located along the path.
On our way
Picnic table with a view
cabin lodging
Keeper of the Stars
Seb
Seb: This property is located in the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains, some 70 miles south of ...
The firepit is wonderful
Tree Canopy Shangri-la
Tree Canopy Shangri-la
Tree Canopy Shangri-la
Surrounded by nature
Tree Canopy Shangri-la
91% 35 Responses
$145/night
Natasha
Natasha: Watsonville is a small town close by to Santa Cruz. It is a small farming town with a l...