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New Brighton State Beach

1500 Park Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-2448
+1 831-464-6330
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Beautiful California!

This is a wonderful place to camp, especialy if you can get a premier spot on the cliff overlooking... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Linda T
San Francisco, California

Walk the promenade everyday with my pup and feel like it is my dog walking community. Friends... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“great beach” (14 reviews)
“santa cruz” (14 reviews)
“premium sites” (4 reviews)
1500 Park Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-2448
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank catc0x
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

Thank Maiya L
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

Thank daringwomen
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
Reviewed 24 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
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
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
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We had a lot of fun walking this beach. The kids enjoyed boogie boarding but there was a significant current (advisory for smaller swimmers).

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Beach is great and we saw humpback whale right in front of the beach. I could not believe how close they are. The campsite is okay. Clean but the sites are so close to each other and it is very open and close to the...More

1  Thank James C
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19 March 2017|
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Response from Robert V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do... but not all I believe.
25 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.
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