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New Brighton State Beach

1500 Park Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-2448
+1 831-464-6330
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Beautiful and Quiet Campground

We just returned from camping at New Brighton for a few days and it was a lovely experience. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
fotokrz
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Grass Valley, CA
Excellent walking beach

This is a really great beach for walking--wide open sandy clean beach. Plenty of bathroom along... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rosemary C
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Monterey, California
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1500 Park Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-2448
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"great beach"
in 14 reviews
"santa cruz"
in 15 reviews
"california state parks"
in 3 reviews
"nice campground"
in 6 reviews
"short walk down to the beach"
in 2 reviews
"beach combing"
in 2 reviews
"bathrooms and showers"
in 3 reviews
"fire ring"
in 2 reviews
"overlooking the ocean"
in 2 reviews
"year round"
in 2 reviews
"low tide"
in 3 reviews
"capitola village"
in 3 reviews
"bear boxes"
in 2 reviews
"sell firewood"
in 2 reviews
"seacliff beach"
in 4 reviews
"sites"
in 30 reviews
"ranger"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just returned from camping at New Brighton for a few days and it was a lovely experience. We reserved our spot 6 months ago and were lucky to get one of the partial-hookup sites. The campsites are clean and fairly large. Ours was fairly...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really great beach for walking--wide open sandy clean beach. Plenty of bathroom along the way. Very good visitors center/gift shop/ranger station.

Thank Rosemary C
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

This is a wonderful place to camp, especialy if you can get a premier spot on the cliff overlooking the ocean. The campsites are spacious, with tables, firepits, and a cabinet to store whatever. There is plenty of room to spread out in most of...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Walk the promenade everyday with my pup and feel like it is my dog walking community. Friends, conversations and beautiful views whatever the season

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Took the kids here and was totally impressed with the beach. Lots of driftwood! The waves were not too high or rough and lots of shells for my girls to collect. Not a lot of people around either. There is a place for overnight even...More

1  Thank Maiya L
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

If you're looking for a great place to camp, this one's a good one. Walk to the beach (down lots of stairs). Campsites are lacking a little right now, the storms have ravaged them. Many of the old Cypress trees were downed in the last...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Stayed her third week of Sept for 4 days. We had beautiful weather the whole time. Bathrooms are cleaned a couple of time everyday. Nice place to get your walks in, at the camp ground or on the beach.

Thank Tom S
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

A walking beach, great way to walk to Aptos and beyond, you can also reach Monarch butterfly grove from beach

1  Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

New Brighton is a little ways south of Santa Cruz - it offers camping, picnicking, and beach activities. It is very popular on weekends year-round, so there is a shuttle from the busy center of Capitola Village. I rarely swim in the water, but I...More

Thank CLwriter
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

I've stayed here four or five times I'm the past 5 years. Friendly host and rangers. Close to beach trail and beautiful cliff views. Just a mile or two from Capitola.

Thank Mike L
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rosie9855
19 March 2017|
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Response from Robert V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do... but not all I believe.
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11curtiss
26 November 2016|
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Response from rv0106 | Reviewed this property |
If you are not camping at the beach camp grounds, I think you can drive to the beach during the day and need to pay only for car parking.
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abigailaxtell
29 May 2016|
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Response from GARY F | Reviewed this property |
Hi Greg, Contact the park directly:8314646329 I tried to send you sites, but I was not able to do so. They will give you exact information. All the best, Gary
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