Lovely beach. Don't forget to pack warm cloths in case the fog rolls in.
More isolated, warmer spot, has camping near by which allows you to hear the ocean...raccoons to watch after bed time.
This is a very long, and clean, beach--perfect for walking in the surf. There are bathroom facilities and showers. A good place to take kids because the wavess aren't very threatening. Lots of families come here for a day outing. It's a great place for watching dolphins and seals. You can camp up the hill (it's a state park) and... More
A great California State Beach - fun for the family. And we need to support our State Parks.
We camped one night at New Brighton State Park. The campsites were overgrown, and the bath houses not well-maintained (I understand the current CA budget woes, however). There were loud groups in campsites near ours. The walk down to the beach was a steep one on a path that was partially washed away. The beach was surreal, with interesting "driftwood"... More
Well, This year sealed the deal; we won't be returning. It just gets worse every year. Too many problems, too much money, too many occupants per camp, feral cats, skunks, and the place is lousy with raccoons. The past few years I ignored the fact that New Brighton is a small park wedged between the freeway and a cliff -... More
We only stayed for one night, but overall were not impressed. Many of the trees in the campground were chopped down. I don't know what that was about, but it sure didn't improve the aesthetics of the place. Toilets and showers were definitely not as clean as I would like, but I think I'm exceptionally particular about that kind of... More
I will start by saying that we did not actually camp here. We intended to camp in our tent, but changed our minds. We knew something was "up" when we first arrived. The young ranger was very short and rude with us. When we asked if we could go look at the campground before committing to staying, she told us... More
Have to say, they do appear to be trying this year. At check in they were counting the number of people you had in the car upon entering. We noticed that there were still numerous vehicles (sometimes 5 or 6) parked per site, but they are trying to control the actual number of people per site. Also, this year camp... More
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