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Address: 1500 Park Avenue, Capitola, CA
Phone Number: 831-464-6330
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best campsite in the county for both beauty and beach

well kept, very clean, nice folks. distant wave sounds, large sites and easy in / out. better than Seacliff beach parking lot style sites

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Santa Cruz, California
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Central Pennsylvania
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203 reviews 203 reviews
84 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Very clean sites and beach. You are very close to town for supplies yet can experience a very nice camping and beach setting. The weekdays seemed very uncrowded. Nice for small children. Dogs are allowed on the beach but there is a very nice long sliver of beach as you walk away from the park and walk towards Capitola. As... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

well kept, very clean, nice folks. distant wave sounds, large sites and easy in / out. better than Seacliff beach parking lot style sites

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Tulsa, OK
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

New Brighton State Beach joins up with the main beach in Capitola and is in between it and Seacliff Beach. The cliff behind the beach is very impressive and keeps the beach from being developed and packed with beach rentals. The day we were there it was not crowded, a few people here and there with their dogs. A sea... More 

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Capitola, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This is one of the best state beaches on the Monterey Bay with easy access to a lot of other close by attractions. This end of the bay is protected from rough seas and not much wind. Although it can get a bit foggy in the summer months it usually clears by mid-day.

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Aalborg, Denmark
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9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Beautiful beach with local life. Nothing like Santa Cruz beach. In Capitola you see families and children. It's not overcrowded with homeless people like in Santa Cruz. If you happen to be there during low tide, be sure to take a closer look at the exposed see bottom with sea anemones, star fish, crabs, etc.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We really like this beach. Great place for a bon fire too I don't think dogs are allowed but the beach right next to it (forget the name) but it has a cement boat allows dogs which we love

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Soquel, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

New Brighton State Beach is a year round wonder for getting away and still enjoying Mother Nature year round. Short walk to the beach. And a short drive to Capitola Village, Santa Cruz and plenty of places to get supplies.

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Los Altos, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Our weekend hit almost all weather conditions: breezy on arriving, stormy in the early evening, rained all night long and until noon, clearing to blue sky without a single cloud, starry night, and quite cold with heavy dew the second morning. As always, we love this campground, the only downside was the very muddy path down to the beach! Bathrooms... More 

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Felton, California
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501 reviews 501 reviews
242 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This state park beach is great for walking and people watching. A visit to the cement ship is interesting. You can walk on the beach or the walkway just above. One our very favorite walks. You can park on the Rio del Mar side and walk in either direction.

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Irvine, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It was the first time staying at a campsite on/near the beach. Good thing it was just for an overnight stay. The restrooms are what you would expect at a campground. One puts in a quarter for the shower for every 2minutes needed. Not clean but not disgustingly filthy. The site, 67 was near trees with shade and privacy. Certain... More 

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