top of page

Capitola Real Estate & Homes for Sale

Charming coastal village in California with colorful beach houses, a scenic wharf, and a vibrant dining scene.

Capitola Village Beach Venetians Image by Alex Diaz

Ready to make your move?
Contact us TODAY for an appointment with one of our experienced Realtors!

About Capitola Real Estate

Capitola is a picturesque coastal community located just a few miles south of Santa Cruz and just north of Aptos. This charming resort town is known for its Mediterranean-style architecture, sandy beaches, and friendly small-town atmosphere. The heart of Capitola is the historic "Village," which has a beautiful esplanade with restaurants located along the Soquel Creek and many great artisan shops and boutiques.

Capitola is a small town but the areas ares: Jewel Box, The Village, Depot Hill, Cliffwood Heights, and 41st Corridor. Capitola real estate offers a diverse selection of properties, including oceanfront estates, historic vacation bungalows (including the brightly colored "Venetians"), cozy beach cottages, and more affordable condos. In 2022, 91 homes were sold in Capitola, with an average price of $1.97 million for a single-family home and $800k for a townhome or condo.


Capitola real estate boasts a diverse selection of properties and price points. With its strong sense of community and picturesque surroundings, Capitola is an ideal place to call home. Explore Capitola homes for sale and other properties with our expert team today!

*Data from MLSListings

Demographics for Capitola, CA

Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau and MLSListings.

Average Home Price

22.1 minutes
Avg. Commute


Owner Occupied

What to Love

  • Sandy beaches

  • Friendly small-town atmosphere

  • Mediterranean-style architecture

  • Numerous dining and shopping options

  • Outdoor recreational opportunities

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Capitola Village is the heart of this charming community and is home to a variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. With its quaint and cozy streets, visitors can stroll and discover the many unique shops, cafes, and restaurants that line the streets.

Where to Eat:

  • Tressles - Hip, upscale gastropub with delicious fare

  • Paradise Bar & Grill - A waterfront eatery on the Soquel Creek offering a delicious seafood menu with stunning ocean views.

  • Capitola Bar & Grill - A stylish bar and grill with a menu featuring California cuisine and craft cocktails.

  • Shadowbrook Restaurant - Upscale and swanky restaurant with iconic tram entrance, beatifyl gardens, and excellent menu. Perfect date spot!

Where to Drink:

  • Capitola Wine Bar & Merchants - excellent selection of fine wines

  • Cork and Fork - great spot for live music or a glass of wine by the fire pit

  • Capitola Tap House - new tap house located under the tressle

Where to Work While Sipping Coffee:

  • Mr. Toots Coffeehouse - A cozy coffeehouse with a laid-back atmosphere and delicious coffee and baked goods.

  • Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria - A local favorite bakery and delicatessen with a wide selection of baked goods, including bread, pastries, and sandwiches.

Things to Do

Capitola's beautiful beaches are the town's main attraction, offering plenty of opportunities for swimming, surfing, and sunbathing. Other outdoor recreational activities include hiking and biking in the nearby Soquel Demonstration State Forest, camping at New Brighton Beach, fishing off of the Capitola Wharf, or kayaking  in the calm waters of Capitola Bay. During the summer do not miss the many festivals and activities in the Village including: Sandcastle Contest, Floating Boat Parade, Art & Wine Festival, and live music concert series!

  • Capitola Beach - One of the most popular beaches in the area, with a wide expanse of sand and clear waters for swimming and surfing (great beginner spot)! It's iconic Venetians are a popular Instagram spot.

  • Walk the Esplanade - A scenic walking area along the water's edge, with views of the coastline and colorful buildings. 

  • Visit the Wharf - fish directly off the wharf or rent a boat by the hour

  • Capitola Art & Wine Festival - A popular annual event held in September, featuring wine tasting, live music, and over 160 artists showcasing their work.

  • Capitola Museum - A small museum that showcases the history of the town and the surrounding area, with exhibits on the local Native American tribes, the lumber industry, and the town's early days as a vacation destination.

Ready to make your move?
Contact us TODAY for an appointment with one of our experienced Realtors!

Neighborhood Guides

Get to know the beauty of Santa Cruz County and the Monterey Bay. Browse our neighborhood guides to learn about the best part of Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties for your lifestyle.

bottom of page