Capitola By-The-Sea

We have spent an enjoyable couple of days in the charming beach town of Capitola. It lies in a steep-sided river valley in a sweeping bay. Colourful houses are stacked up the hillside looking down on a sandy beach and an ocean dotted with surfers.

Capitola Surfers


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We stayed in a delightful bed and breakfast, The Monarch Cove Inn. It gets its name from the Monarch butterflies that arrive in early October and winter there before flying North in February. They had not yet arrived in numbers this year, but we did several of them fluttering among the eucalyptus trees.

We had supper on Friday night at the rightly famous Shadowbrook Restaurant. It is located on the river bank. We parked at the top of the valley and took the inclined elevator down the hill to the restaurant.


Dinner was blackened lamb with forest mushroom bread pudding and coriander carrots. This was complimented with a glass of  a very tasty Zin from Sobon vineyards.

The dangers of surfing were made apparent as on both Friday and Saturday as we sat enjoying English grub in a seafront bars, the emergency services were present tending to injured people.

Published in: on 8 October, 2011 at 12:31  Comments (1)  

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  1. Nice pics. I’m so glad to hear you’re having a lovely weekend by the sea.

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