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Very Nice Camp Ground

We are normally camping in Big Sur but since they restructured their camp sites our 38foot RV was... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Camp above the beach and hear the waves

We camped right above the beach and could hear the waves. If you pay for a premium site, you will... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
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1500 Park Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-2448
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Reviewed 30 January 2019

I enjoy New Brighten State park a lot! Been there for camping many time, mostly when my children were young!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sunclan
Reviewed 12 November 2018

No soap in the bathrooms! Come on, that's a must for public hygiene. The bathrooms were not clean - mold and nasty stuff on the walls. We were in #64. The showers nearest to us were all out of order. Cleanest bathrooms and showers were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

We are normally camping in Big Sur but since they restructured their camp sites our 38foot RV was no longer allowed. Kinda sad as we have visited Big Sur Facebook for 25 + years in a row. Add fact it’s almost impossible to get a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rrmartnz
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Wonderful memories through the years as the children have grown and enjoyed time here - a bit of a walk down to the beach but private and beautiful

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank E6853XCsuzannec
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This is a State Park and Campground. Day Use is $10 to get in. It is hard to find parking. There are not nearly enough bathrooms,. While we visited, there were long lines to get into them.. The bathrooms were large which enabled people to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank beachbabes512
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights, booking from Canada based on vicinity alone. This place is dirty (we arrived to garbage in our site), one toilet is perpetually leaking out all over the path, people here I suppose forget decency and refuse to flush the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Darkly_dreaming1
Reviewed 11 July 2018

It was a beautiful day. This is a state park, cost $10 to get in to park. This is not a beach that is handicap friendly. And bathrooms are not to be found. I think there is 1 at the end of the beach and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank patricia49er
Reviewed 26 June 2018

...on Monterey Bay. Probably one mile long sandy beach with easy parking- $10- it's a state park so don't sweat it.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank MonicaLcsw
Reviewed 29 May 2018

New Brighton State Beach is an old California beachside camping ground. Bathroom facilities and right next door (~1/2 mile walk) to Capitola Village, Capitola being the oldest seaside resort town in the state of California. Reserve early, like one year in advance, as this spot...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank RonCentralCA
Reviewed 24 May 2018

We camped right above the beach and could hear the waves. If you pay for a premium site, you will also have an unobstructed ocean view. I did not give it an excellent review because the campground is huge and has 100 sites. There is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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19 March 2017|
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Response from RobertH586 | 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