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New Brighton State Beach

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Address: 1500 Park Avenue, Capitola, CA
Phone Number: 831-464-6330
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Beautiful Beach!!

A wonderful beach, great waves, an amazing number of birds, I went for a run along the beach and had a really super time. The lifeguards were present and in charge (waves are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A wonderful beach, great waves, an amazing number of birds, I went for a run along the beach and had a really super time. The lifeguards were present and in charge (waves are serious).

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Modesto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It is VERY difficult to get a reservation but luckily we got a site. It was very peaceful and quite most nights. We liked the new metal cabinets to store our food and things. The raccoons and skunks were out at night but not successful in stealing our food. Safeway is close for shopping maybe 1 1/2 miles away and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This time the beach was dirty! I was disappointed! We didn't camp here but was there for a day trip. I hope it was fluke!

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South Jersey
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50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

proximity to Capitola and Santa Cruz, nice beach, not crowded and plenty of sand and fun. Nice views of bay and area

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Corralitos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Tucked in at the inner curve of Monterey Bay, New Brighton is protected from the big waves and the wind and the worst of the fog, so that you get a nice little micro-climate that's warmer, sunnier and calmer than most of the beaches in the area. They do have a bathroom and park rangers do patrol the beach regularly,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

We had a fabulous time camping the last weekend of June! Steps away from the ocean and Only a few exits from the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. My girls 3 and 7 had a blast not letting the waves touch them. (Definitely life jacket water) The restrooms are well kept and the showers were always warm ($0.25 per 2 minutes for... More 

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Turlock, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

This is a GREAT place to stay or even just for the day. Lots of parking and decent beach access. Mostly calm waters. I love this place. Great camping spot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Wish they had more sites with hookups, but still our favorite place to camp. The beach is beautiful, kelp and such around but as you get closer to the ocean it's just nice sand

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Is it possible for a State Beach Park to NOT be great?! Not a particular favorite of mine, but many like it. there's camping, picnicking and nice walks on the beach.

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Saint George
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We camp here every year the first week of June and it one of the highlights on our entire year. The campground is clean, quiet and has great showers after a day at the beach. It has amazing views of the ocean from the day use area and it is convenient to walk to the beach from the campground with... More 

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