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New Brighton State Beach

1500 Park Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-2448
+1 831-464-6330
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Beautiful Camp grounds.

Fabulous Campground, large spaces! I like full hooks up which they have about 20 sites with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amy M
Turlock, California
Hidden Walking Gem

This is a beach for walking, sitting and staring at the ocean, or watching the dolphins and sea... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
United States
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  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
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“santa cruz” (13 reviews)
1500 Park Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-2448
+1 831-464-6330
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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...More

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 3 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
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
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
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

Thank Robert V
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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