Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Pajaro Dunes

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Pajaro Dunes. Travellers appreciate the whale watching in this relaxing city. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Mystery Spot are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around Pajaro Dunes

Are you searching for top things to see and do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Pajaro Dunes has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Seascape Golf Club (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Pleasant Valley Vineyards (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Gizdich Ranch (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Alfaro Family Vineyards (8.2 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Nicholson Vineyards (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)

Seasonal weather in Pajaro Dunes

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, September, October, August and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 23°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Pajaro Dunes

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Pajaro Dunes is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Main Beach (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
  • Natural Bridges State Park (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
  • Sunset State Beach (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Ramsay Park (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Manresa State Beach (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Moss Landing State Beach (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Pajaro Dunes

Fly into Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal), the closest airport, located 4.5 mi (7.3 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal), which is 18.3 mi (29.4 km) away.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Pajaro Dunes?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 317 holiday rentals around Pajaro Dunes. From 144 holiday houses to 103 flats & apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Pajaro Dunes is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay near Pajaro Dunes?

Whether you are travelling with your family or your friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break near Pajaro Dunes:

  • Eastside Santa Cruz: 252 holiday homes
  • Seabright: 165 holiday homes
  • Beach Hill / Beach Flats: 80 holiday homes
  • Westside: 182 holiday homes
  • Mescal Corridor NW: 26 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I rent Houses near Pajaro Dunes?

Yes, of course. Stayz has 144 Houses near Pajaro Dunes. Our other popular types of holiday homes near Pajaro Dunes include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 103 holiday houses
  • Villas: 10 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 34 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool near Pajaro Dunes?

Yes, you can select your prefered holiday accommodation with pool among our 59 holiday rentals with pool available near Pajaro Dunes. Please use our search bar to access the selection of rentals available.

    Can I book a holiday accommodation directly online or instantly near Pajaro Dunes?

    Yes, Stayz offers a selection of 315 holiday homes to book directly online and 132 with instant booking available near Pajaro Dunes. Don't wait, have a look at our holiday houses via our search bar and be ready for your next trip near Pajaro Dunes!