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We found great results, but some are outside Watsonville. Showing results in neighbouring cities.
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Santa Cruz Main Beach Santa Cruz 1.5 km away
#6 of 23 Nature & Parks in Santa Cruz
This beach is crowded and has an awesome nature in the evenings.
The sand is great, site and huge entertainment fun park.
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Sunset State Beach
#1 of 5 Nature & Parks in Watsonville
There is a campground at the south end of Sunset Beach State park, and a parking lot with bathrooms and picnic areas on the north side of the park.
Easy parking - you can pay or get there early and park for free outside the gate.
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve Moss Landing 10.0 km away
#1 of 4 Nature & Parks in Moss Landing
A couple of miles inland from Highway One, with plenty parking, restrooms, shop, and friendly rangers, this is an exceptional opportunity for nature experiences, both hiking, bird-watching, mammal-watching, and pl...
Walk the path from the State park and see, when lucky, seals, otters, sea lions, pelicans, deer and many bird species.
Mount Madonna County Park
#2 of 5 Nature & Parks in Watsonville
The sites are nice and spacious - great for large groups, with a good fire pit and picnic table; bathrooms are clean and located throughout the park.
Great trials thru redwoods and on the east side or the park walk up hills for views of the Santa Clara Valley.There is a small campground, mostly RVs.
Moss Landing State Beach Moss Landing 10.9 km away
#2 of 4 Nature & Parks in Moss Landing
Take the dirt road to the end, park your car and walk back down the path to see the wildlife enjoying their beautiful home.
If you continue to drive on the road, you will hit a dead end where you can park and view more sea otters.
Palm Beach State Park
#3 of 5 Nature & Parks in Watsonville
There are two distinct sides to this area: the sandy beach on one side of the dunes and the park on the other side.
Pinto Lake County Park
#4 of 5 Nature & Parks in Watsonville
Nice park with small lake,great birdwatching, good disc golf course,pavilions for gatherings, some hiking and a wonderful local Virgin of Guadalupe shrine where you can see her image(kind of) in a tree.
Pinto Lake County Park is quiet during the week.
Franich Park
#5 of 5 Nature & Parks in Watsonville
Manresa State Beach Aptos 9.7 km away
#3 of 5 Nature & Parks in Aptos
La Selva beach just south of Manresa State Beach park is a beautiful, less frequented spot.
$10 to park in the lot, but relatively hassle-free.
Zmudowski State Beach Moss Landing 9.4 km away
#4 of 4 Nature & Parks in Moss Landing
Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park Gilroy 16.1 km away
#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in Gilroy
This is a perfect theme park if you want to take it easy on a vacation; enjoy some fun simple rides, bask in some cool shade with some sun, bring picnic lunch and after, if your so inclined get wet at the water park.
the park was really beautiful with all of its Gardens and shaded walkways it was also exceptionally clean and well laid out. the four-year-old in our party totally enjoyed all the rides and the adults also enjoyed...
Seacliff State Beach Aptos 15.8 km away
#2 of 5 Nature & Parks in Aptos
It is SO fascinating to observe how Mother Nature deals with concrete and ocean waves.
It's a State Park with very tight reservations for RV's, but day visitors can park in the more ample lot above and walk down.
Rio Del Mar State Beach Aptos 14.8 km away
#4 of 5 Nature & Parks in Aptos
... etc...Nice restaurant and coffee shop, deli, etc. nearby and if you own an RV you can rent a spot for a few days and park it right up against the path with a gorgeous up-front view of the ocean and beach.
Big, wide, long, this beach allows you to just go to another place mentally, very soothing, very relaxed, id did notice some homeless people trying to crash on the beach but the park rangers did a pretty good job...