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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 Pig B'n'B

Flying Pig B'n'B

98% Recommend – 61 Responses
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 wo...
Request book$125/night
Camp Cruz Group Retreat
Leslie
Leslie: We are 12 families from Sunset Coop Nursery School in San Francisco. Cruz Camp totally exceeded our ho...
Request book$450/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.
Glamping In The Redwoods
Erika
Erika: Nestled in the redwoods, Waldhaus is a gorgeous property with 4 tent cabins surrounding a main buildi...
Request book$250/night
Wild Tender Tipi Ocean View

Wild Tender Tipi Ocean View

97% Recommend – 130 Responses
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
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 Cowboy Room

The Cowboy Room

100% Recommend – 17 Responses
Karen
Karen: This was my first time staying at FlipJack Ranch and definitely will not be my last. Robin and David t...
Direct book$244/night
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,...
Request book$133/night
One of the first public mentions of Santa Cruz came in 1885 when three Hawaiian princes surfed along its coast.
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
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 Mar...
Direct book$135/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.
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...
Request book$199/night
Enjoy a 79 VW Westy Campmobile
Awse
Awse: Awesome host Very beautiful views. Cool experience all in all
Request book$90/night
Railroads have been taking Santa Cruz visitors to see big redwoods for over 100 years. The Roaring Camp Railroad still makes the trip.
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
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
The mascot of the University of California, Santa Cruz is the banana slug.
Camp Cruz Glamping Retreat
Audrey
Audrey: Camp Cruz is our first HipCamp experience, and it sets the bar high! The camp is super comfortabl...
Request book$150/night
The Cowgirl Room

The Cowgirl Room

100% Recommend – 10 Responses
Nick
Nick: So great! Had a very relaxing weekend here, the property is both bustling with (animal) activity and a...
Request book$244/night
Vista History Garden Yurt
Madison
Madison: This is one of my favorite Hipcamp properties, hands-down. It's perfect for a midweek adventure, being...
Direct book$125/night
Big Sur Beach Canyon Hideaway

Big Sur Beach Canyon Hideaway

100% Recommend – 5 Responses
Kylie
Kylie: One of the coolest sites I've been able to experience. Kolby was more than accommodating and has turn...
Request book$75/night
M.C.C. Redwood Ring
Shelly
Shelly: Beautiful spot, friendly and accomodating hosts. Short but STEEP slope up to the sites, be prepared! W...
Request book$30/night
The Cowhand Room

The Cowhand Room

95% Recommend – 10 Responses
Karmen
Karmen: We had a party of 7 that stayed at the Flipjack ranch this past weekend for a "bachelorette party" and...
Request book$213/night
Huckleberry Campground
Pol
Pol: Very nice campground. Hike-in spots are just like 100 yards from the the parking spot. Bathrooms are s...
Public campground
Romantic Treehouse

Romantic Treehouse

100% Recommend – 6 Responses
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$389/night