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New Brighton State Beach

1500 Park Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-2448
+1 831-464-6330
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Great Beach without the crowds

We stopped here off of trip advisor recommendations. It is definitely a less crowded beach than... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Arora H
via mobile
Nice, relatively sheltered beach

Paid our $ to drive in - easy access to the beach which is pleasant white sand beach at the far... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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1500 Park Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-2448
+1 831-464-6330
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped here off of trip advisor recommendations. It is definitely a less crowded beach than many of the other nearby ones. There is a strong riptide to watch out for, but, if you are paying attention, it isn't a big problem. My kids were...More

Thank Arora H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Paid our $ to drive in - easy access to the beach which is pleasant white sand beach at the far south end of Seacliff beach. Tucked into a corner and thus a little protected from the wind. Can walk for miles if you want....More

Thank millvalle
Reviewed 18 May 2017

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...More

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 1 May 2017

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
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...More

Thank Wayne J
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...More

Thank iamquestar
Reviewed 3 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
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...More

Thank TravelsThere753
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
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...More

Thank naomi08670
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do campsites have electric hookups
19 March 2017|
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Response from Robert V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do... but not all I believe.
How much is the day pass. We have family camping at New Brighton campground and would like to stop for an hour to say Hi.??
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.
Are dogs allowed on the beach?
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