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New Brighton State Beach

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Address: 1500 Park Avenue, Capitola, CA
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+1 831-464-6330

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Nice place to stop in your RV

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Chatsworth, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Grass Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is a lovely beach and, during good weather, very popular so be prepared for lots of people. There is a day use fee ($10.00 ??) and sometimes there aren't enough parking places. We didn't camp, but this State Beach does have it. I have heard you need to book long in advance during the high season.

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Great Location, easy access to town, freeway and so very beautifull!....Great for families, pets, and Showers are incredible..Easy walk to beach and hiking trails...

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Petaluma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We just took a long walk along the beach, wading in the water to stay cool. Found out that you can enter all the state parks with one pass. Good deal!

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Thank 102bonniepeterson
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

relaxing and close to hotel, easy walk and in a nice part of town to eat and shop and people were friendly

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United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We used this site for a night because they have a hike/bike area so there's always space for cyclists, but there were a huge number of rules esp. compared to other state parks. We couldn't check in before 4pm, had to leave by 9am and couldn't stay in the hike/bike section for more than one night, which is different to... More 

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We try to camp at New Brighton at least once a year; however, you have to book 6 months in advance to even get a camp site! Perfect location too! You can walk to the beach (very short walk from the campground) and we also walked to downtown Capitola to go to the Capitola Art & Wine Festival. Campgrounds and... More 

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