Capitola - A California Beach Treasure!

Real Estate Agent
Yesterday was a really delicious day! The temperature in beautiful Capitola along the California Coast boasted a perfect 75 degrees. The thought of warm sand on bare feet inspired not only myself, but my kid Jill, grandkid Macie and her friend Erin, to make the 150 mile journey to this special spot.

The Capitola beach cottages always provide colorful accent.
Here's a little video I shot. It provides A broader view:


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Myrl Jeffcoat ActiveRain Signature

Comments (23)

Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Myrl Jeffcoat  wow that looks beautiful, especially all the colors . Would love to feel my toes in the sand .

May 16, 2022 05:32 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

What a fun look! I love the colored buildings. Thanks for sharing!

May 16, 2022 05:45 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I love that corner of the world.  It is such a fun place to visit.  Your pictures really capture the beauty of the area!

May 16, 2022 06:22 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Michael Jacobs - Yesterday was the first day I had been to the beach in over 2 years.  I was overdue for a delicious day!

Wayne Martin - If I'm going to walk in sand, I usually prefer walking near the surf line.  The sand is more compacted and easier to maneuver in.  But, yesterday the warm sand further up on the beach felt like the perfect temperature.  

Nina Hollander, Broker - Capitola is about 4 miles south of Santa Cruz.

May 16, 2022 07:54 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Hannah Williams - I think I noticed the kindness of the warm sand on my feet more yesterday than ever before.  Folks have been through a lot these past couple years with the pandemic.  The sands seem to be saying, "Welcome home."

Kat Palmiotti - It is those colorful beach cottages that make Capitola so unique.

Raymond Henson, eXp Realty - I'm with you on that.  I like Capitola even more than Santa Cruz.

May 16, 2022 07:58 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I'd love to be buried in the sand up to and not including my head Myrl Jeffcoat . The pyromaniac in me would want to saw up that wood and bring it home to my fire pit at home.

May 16, 2022 08:04 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Myrl those cottages almost look like something you would see in the Bahamas.

May 16, 2022 04:48 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Myrl,

I always appreciate your images.  You have done a great job capturing the essence of this area.  I love the different colors of buildings and the shades of color in the water.  Nice job!

May 17, 2022 08:13 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Don’t think I’ve ever heard of this treasure of the California coast Myrl. Thank you for sharing 😎

May 17, 2022 07:57 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Myrl, for sharing your travels and your photographs.

May 18, 2022 05:25 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Myrl:

That must have been great fun, and such a beautiful day. Love the artsy look of those beach cottages! I've heard of Capitola but have never visited.


May 20, 2022 04:25 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Very bright and colorful place to visit.  Definitely making me smile right now.

May 22, 2022 07:53 AM
Barbara Michaluk
Weichert Realtors | Phone Direct 240-506-2434 | 301-681-0550 office - Silver Spring, MD
Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR

Myri, This looks like a beautiful place to enjoy your family! I hope you enjoyed the visit with your grandchildren!

May 23, 2022 06:14 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Myrl, what a wonderful place to spend some downtime, and love your photos!  Haven't heard of this beach treasure, but will need to visit on my next CA trip.

May 25, 2022 07:21 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Myrl Jeffcoat - thank you for posting this wonderful story about your trip with your family to The Capitola Beach Cottages. Oh, how I wish I could sink my toes into the sandy beach and feel the breezes blowing across my face and through my hair. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your trip with lovely Jill, Macie and her friend Erin. I'm sure it will still be memorable years from now. 

P.S. I love to read about your family adventures. They are never dull, always something new and interesting too! I wish you many more vacations, getaways, and travels. Plus your photographs never disappoint. 


May 30, 2022 03:04 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Myrl, I have never been or even know where Capitola Beach is, I guess 27+ years in CA still a lot of places to explore and learn, Endre

Jun 01, 2022 11:36 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Very colorful and cute. How nice to see that they break the rules about generally having a boring lhouse color.  

Jun 03, 2022 02:24 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Myrl.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Jun 06, 2022 03:52 AM
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat , those are great photos.  I love the Capitola and Santa Cruz area. 

Jun 06, 2022 11:00 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Myrl.

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Jun 17, 2022 05:15 AM