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New Brighton State Beach

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Address: 1500 Park Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-2448
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+1 831-464-6330

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Pretty Sunset

We only visited the beach, not the campgrounds. At the beach, there was a sign that said no dogs allowed (there were still a bunch of dogs on the beach). The sunset was very... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2017
Forth, United Kingdom
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Turlock, California
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous Campground, large spaces! I like full hooks up which they have about 20 sites with Electric and Water but no gray water at the site, they do have dump sites on the way out. The bathrooms & showers are maintained very clean and large sinks outside for washing dishes if needed. The staff was very friendly too. The beach... More 

Thank Amy M
United States
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41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beach for walking, sitting and staring at the ocean, or watching the dolphins and sea otter frolic. I also recently cycled during negative low tide on this beach. It is with few others, clean and rustic, as a beach should be!

Thank 825michellez
Pleasanton, California
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Brought a group out for a half week of camping (MH, trailers and tents). The weather report was predicting rain and winds. We arrived, it was 78 and sunny. It did cloud up some, but only rained during sleeping hours (answer to prayer). When we arrived to the campground, each of the sites looked amazing, they had mowed the lawns... More 

Thank Wayne J
Visalia, California, USA
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We really enjoyed sitting out in the sun, and walking along he ocean here. Back home was foggy and cold, but here it was sunny and fantastic! There was lots to see as we walked along, with plenty of neat houses to look at, right along the beach. It would be a great place to come back to in the... More 

Thank iamquestar
Sacramento, California
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

This is one of our favorite campgrounds. It is hard to get in, so reserve early. The location cannot be beat.

Thank Angela H
Forth, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We only visited the beach, not the campgrounds. At the beach, there was a sign that said no dogs allowed (there were still a bunch of dogs on the beach). The sunset was very pretty from the beach. There were a bunch of surfers out too, which was pretty cool to watch.

Thank TravelsThere753
Sacramento, California
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620 reviews
215 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great beach with gorgeous views and a perfect beach walk. Dogs are welcome and they LOVE it!!! Will happily return any time we visit the Santa Cruz area and will be sure to bring the pup along.

Thank traveller2332
Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We are from Australia and hired an RV with our 2 kids aged 10 & 11 and we stayed at New Brighton State Beach campgrounds for 1 night in Dec 2016. After spending the day in Santa Cruz we arrived without a booking when it was dark at approx 6pm and we were lucky to get a spot. It was... More 

Thank naomi08670
Oakland, California
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I've camped here in the summer and visited in the winter, too. The campsites are not huge, but it's hard to complain when they are just a climb down to the beach. Watch for dolphins! Spotting them near sunset was an unforgettable experience.

Thank scotbet
Chatsworth, California, United States
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120 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is a fairly large campground close to a wonderful beach and beautiful Capitola. It is relatively close to the 101 so depending on where your site is located a freeway hum is almost unavoidable. We reserved a so called premium site (89) which provides more space. Ours did have ocean view and you could put a seat down at... More 

Thank Robert V

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