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New Brighton State Beach

Address: 1500 Park Avenue, Capitola, CA
Phone Number: 831-464-6330
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Capitola
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Aalborg, Denmark
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 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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6 reviews 6 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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465 reviews 465 reviews
228 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Clearwater, Florida
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145 reviews 145 reviews
52 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Disclaimer: I was only here for about 25 minutes When driving up the coast of California, one of our stops was here, at New Brighton State Beach. We drove straight to the parking lot near the water and went down the stairs to the beach. We didn't plan on staying long. We just wanted to check out what the beaches... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We loved this place. The bathrooms were clean and plenty of showers for all. Wonderful views of the sunset from the bluffs right from the campsite. The best part is the easy access to the beach from the campground.

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Madera, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Was able to get a campsite at the last min. We are spontaneous vacationers! We could walk for miles on the beach, & people watch. Even was able to order pizza from Pizza my heart <3 They delivered it to us on the beach! Cant say enough...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We love this place! We have been coming here to camp for several years. We have always enjoyed the laid back atmosphere despite the fact that it is really difficult to get reservations. This year, the camp host from hell put a damper on our trip. I'm not sure what his problem is or why he is on such a... More 

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