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Just south of Santa Cruz, Capitola is a nice place to shop, people-watch and eat. The colorful houses shown in this picture are often photographed, drawn and painted. This picture is taken from the pier, where you can rent a boat, get a bite to eat and watch the people on the beach. Perhaps it's a coincidence, but I've seen more fish caught from this pier than any other in California.