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While there might seem no need to wander outside of Santa Cruz in search of beaches, the little beach community of Capitola, just about seven miles out of town and still within the borders of Santa Cruz County, is a real delight. Built on the former location of an Indian village, modern day Capitola, with its colorful homes nestled close to the shore, has been compared to a quaint Mediterranean village. It features a broad and exceptionally kid-friendly beach, and a promenade of trendy shops and restaurants, which can turn an afternoon at the beach into a full day of activities and people watching.