Outdoor Activities in Watsonville

Outdoor activities in Watsonville are a mix of adventure sports and some laid-back vibes amidst scenic beauty. Watsonville comes with an ideal terrain and atmosphere to spend active holidays and make plenty of unforgettable memories. So, explore the wilderness of Watsonville and spend some time in the lap of nature with these exciting outdoor activities Watsonville has to offer. From the most adventurous experiences to the most popular ones, the following list combines it all to make sure you do not miss these unique experiences while planning a trip to Watsonville.

From sunrise to sunset, let's discover the best spots for outdoor activities in Watsonville:

  1. #1 of 10 Outdoors Activities in Watsonville
    - Used in 11 itineraries
    Sand Dollar Beach

    Tags: Beach

    Address: 733 The Shore Line, Watsonville, CA 95076, USA

    A beautifully clean beach perfect for a weekend getaway in California, the Sand Dollar Beach is a popular tourist attraction in Watsonville. Famous for whale spotting, sand dollars, and untouched sand...Read more

  2. #2 of 10 Outdoors Activities in Watsonville
    Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

    Tags: Nature, Ecological Reserve

    Address: 1700 Elkhorn Rd, Castroville, CA 95012, USA

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Elkhorn Slough is a famous Nation reserve located in California, USA. This place serves as a major attraction for tourists. This is one of the 28 national Estuarine reserves established nationwide. Th...Read more

  3. #3 of 10 Outdoors Activities in Watsonville
    - Used in 21 itineraries
    Sunset State Beach Image
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    Address: 201 Sunset Beach Rd, Unit 1

    Timings: 06:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
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    Matthew Orbach

    Great first camping trip with our 1 and 3-year-old girls. Nicely maintained campground, close to the beach, and lots of great people camping there. The walk to the beach is a little bit of a trek down...

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  4. #4 of 10 Outdoors Activities in Watsonville
    - Used in 8 itineraries
    Gizdich Ranch Image
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    Timings: 24-hrs Details
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    Sarah K

    Most delicious pies ever. And half the price of fancy pie stands/shops. Like Safeway prices but 1000x better. They also make sandwiches if you want to hang out and have a picnic. Slices of pie are usu...

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  5. #5 of 10 Outdoors Activities in Watsonville
    - Used in 16 itineraries
    Watsonville City Plaza Image
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    Tags: Park

    Address: 358 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076, USA

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    S HdeL

    Fun, quaint, small town square in center of old town Watsonville, CA. Holds Farmers market every Friday afternoon. Needs more Farmers selling their goods, It mostly has food vendors. I like that they...

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  6. #6 of 10 Outdoors Activities in Watsonville
    - Used in 14 itineraries
    Palm Beach State Park Image
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    Tags: Park

    Address: 2660 Beach Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076, USA

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    Mauricio Calderon

    Great beach! Not very crowded. Parking does cost $10 but you may be lucky and find street parking .

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  7. #7 of 10 Outdoors Activities in Watsonville
    Agricultural History Project Center And Museum Image
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    Tags: Museum

    Timings: 24-hrs Details
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    Renee Casillas

    Extremely informational. Excellent display. Well worth the visit.

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  8. #8 of 10 Outdoors Activities in Watsonville
    - Used in 12 itineraries
    Mt Madonna County Park Image
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    Tags: Park

    Address: 7850 Pole Line Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076, USA

    Timings: 24-hrs Details
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    Ramesh Nagaraj

    This review is for the campground Yurts. Very well maintained and Bathrooms are clean. There are free hot showers. Good trails. Yurt has just one light and no charing points. We will definitely return...

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  9. #9 of 10 Outdoors Activities in Watsonville
    - Used in 84 itineraries
    Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds Image
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    Timings: 24-hrs Details
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    Samantha Nelson

    Great activities and family fun... Beautiful area too! Parking can be a nightmare though! So if your going to the fair or a large event like that I recommend leaving little earlier or parking near the...

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