Capitola is a city in Santa Cruz County along the coast of Monterey Bay. Popular among tourist, Capitola has trendy shops, ocean front restaurants connecting to the wharf and sandy beaches.

Home to roughly 10,500 residents, Capitola has a total area of 1.7 square miles. Generally mild weather throughout the year, enjoying a Mediterranean climate characterized by cool, wet winters and warm, mostly dry summers. Due to its proximity to Monterey Bay, fog and low overcast are common during the night and morning hours, especially in the summer.

The original settlement now known as Capitola grew out of what was then called Soquel Landing. Soquel Landing got its name from a wharf located at the mouth of Soquel Creek. This wharf, which dates back to the 1850s, served as an outlet for the produce and lumber grown in the interior.

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