Top 25 Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA, CA RV Rentals and Motorhome Rentals

Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA

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All towables


Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.


Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.


All other types of drivable vehicles.


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Enjoy plenty of action, adventure, and Manresa State Beach while RV camping at Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA. The campground and region surrounding it are full of opportunities to have a great time. This pet-friendly RV park features a year-round swimming pool, video arcade, basketball court, hot tub, jumping pillow, outdoor theater, playground, and much more. You can also take advantage of cable TV and Wi-Fi, available throughout the KOA. Stock up on supplies and purchase firewood and propane at the on-site general store, where you can also rent bikes and use two wheels to explore.

There are numerous campsite options for your RV rental, including full hookup sites with 30 or 50 amp service, patio sites with a fenced pet area, and partial hookup sites with 30/20 amp service. You can choose between pull-through or back-in access too. When the adventures of the day wind down, you can head to the showers and laundry facilities to refresh for the next day.

When you book an RV in Santa Cruz County, you'll be in the midst of a vast array of attractions. Manresa State Beach is within walking distance of Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA, and a bit farther up the coast, you'll find the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and its action-packed amusement park. Perhaps you’d rather dive beneath the surface with a trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and shopping at Capitola Village is another fun afternoon activity too. Renting an RV in California's central coast region can be as relaxing or as exhilarating as you choose.

The Great Outdoors

When it comes to motorhome camping, the adventure begins when you step outdoors, and the Monterey Bay area has lots of places to see. The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park in Aptos has an enchanting atmosphere, with over 30 miles of trails to explore. This stunning redwood forest is a favorite spot for hiking and biking. Three geographic faults give this area its distinct geology, and you can also spot birds like the American dipper and fossilized seashells.

Another beautiful area with a bit more to enjoy is Wilder Ranch State Park in Santa Cruz along scenic California Highway 1. In addition to hiking around amazing scenery, here you can also enjoy horseback riding or perhaps a picnic. Check out the farm animals, appreciate 19th-century architecture, and explore the varied terrain, including a seashore at this diverse state park.

If you are looking for a spot where you can really get lost, you can take your Watsonville RV rental along the sometimes winding roads to Henry W. Coe State Park found near Morgan Hill. Covering around 87,000 acres, this place is loaded with sights, sounds, and culture. Check out an interpretive program to get a deeper insight into some of the park's most interesting aspects. In addition to that, you can try activities like camping, hiking, fishing, biking, and horseback riding here.

Explore the City

Balance your campground fun and outdoor adventures with a little city life while camping in a travel trailer at Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA. Set aside a day to take a trip to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Amusement Park in Santa Cruz. A haven for entertainment with events and shows, you can also experience thrilling rides like the Giant Dipper wooden roller coaster or more family-friendly rides like Free Fall and the Twirlin' Teacups. With food vendors and the beach adjacent to the amusement park, you can’t go wrong when you visit this vibrant attraction.

You can slow things down a bit and dive into the water-themed exhibits at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, a 45-minute drive south of the KOA in the charming seaside community of Monterey. The creatures beneath the sea are some of the eeriest, fascinating, and beautiful on the planet, and you can find plenty of unique ones here. Exhibits like Tentacles, Life on the Bay, Missions to the Deep, and Kelp Forest make for an unforgettable visit, with featured creatures including sharks, jellyfish, and penguins.

One of the most unique ways to spend your visit while you are renting an RV in the area is to check out Roaring Camp in Felton for a trip into the region's past. There aren’t many places left where you can ride a restored 1890's steam-powered train through the California wilderness. Expedition options include a 75-minute ride and a more involved three-hour tour. Events are held here nearly every week, like Great Train Robberies, and while on the train, you can enjoy many other old-time stops.

Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds

  • Hiking TrailLocation
  • Manresa Beach Trail, CAWatsonville, CA
  • Rio Del Mar Trail, CAAptos, CA
  • Aptos Creek and West Ridge Trail Loop to Sand Point Overlook, CAThe Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, CA
  • Twisted Forest Trail Loop, CAThe Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, CA
  • Oak Rige Trail, CAThe Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, CA
  • Loma Prieta Grade Small Loop, CAThe Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, CA
  • Epicenter to Five Finger Falls, CAAptos, CA
  • Old Growth Trail, CAThe Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, CA
  • Loma Prieta and Bridge Loop Trail, CAThe Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, CA
  • Buggy Trail, CAThe Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, CA

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