A hidden gem with direct access to a favorite local beach between Santa Cruz and Capitola, the Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages is a charming location with quaint rooms. Tucked away in a classic Santa Cruz neighborhood, guests of the Ocean Echo can “live like a local” and enjoy the property’s residential feel and nearby favorite shops and eateries. Located on Johans Beach Drive, the Ocean Echo offers easy access to Sunny Cove Beach, where low sandstone bluffs on both sides provide shelter. Paths on each side of the beach provide safe and easy access to the sand, where spectacular sunsets and sunrises can be seen. Ocean Echo is also pet-friendly. Wake up to the ocean air every morning, and visit a nearby pet-friendly beach where you and your pup can see the sights.
Within walking distance to Ocean Echo, a short distance to Capitola Village, a year around Sunday farmer’s market from 9AM to 1PM attracts locals where a variety of locally-grown organic produce, dried fruit and nuts, baked goods, pastries, seafood, pasture-raised organic meats and more are on display. Food-to-go a la carte items are one way to mix and match a creative Sunday brunch like pork and egg street tacos in a casual, laid-back setting where families, couples, and friends gather together in a communal setting. Choose an array of local artisan breads and cheeses with jam and have an impromptu picnic on the beach. Or take some ingredients back with you to the inn where some rooms offer kitchens with gas stoves and full-sized refrigerators and create your own culinary masterpiece.
Families can enjoy the extra space and amenities of a larger room while lone travelers or couples embrace Ocean Echo’s beach-side atmosphere. A favorite spot for authors, some guests choose the quiet solitude of this peaceful setting to awaken their creative spirit.
Timeless styling and ambiance are enhanced with beautiful bedding and a warm welcoming atmosphere. Complimentary continental breakfast is offered, and each room features a microwave and refrigerator. Situated a short distance from the Santa Cruz Harbor, Downtown Santa Cruz, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and other attractions, the Ocean Echo Inn is the ideal spot to create unforgettable memories.