There are so many amazing things to do and see in the Capitola Village, many of which we're sure you already know about. You know the typical stuff, like the fact that you must visit Shadowbrook, and you have to get a pizza and a t-shirt from Pizza My Heart and eat it at the Capitola Beach. You know about the Capitola Art & Wine Festival, and you know that you have to get a photo in front of the Capitola Venetian while you're here. But do you know the really cool, really secret Capitola things to do that only locals know about? We'll tell you this time, but shhhh... don't tell anyone else because they're secrets!
At this Capitola secret spot you can see some cool sea creatures! Explore the beaches in between Capitola Beach and New Brighton Beach in Aptos during low tide. The water goes way out, exposing tons of little cracks and crevices that serve as the home to starfish, sea anemone and other tiny critters. It’s a super fun activity for kids to get their hands in the sand and get up close and personal with some marine life. It’s also worth it just to see the beautiful colors of the blue green mossy rock peeking out from the water.