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Address: 1500 Park Avenue, Capitola, CA
Phone Number: +1 831-464-6330
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Nice campground with access to beach and close to pittoresque Capitola

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Robert V
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Chatsworth, California, United States
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Chatsworth, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 space. Ours did have ocean view and you could put a seat down at... More 

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Grass Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a lovely beach and, during good weather, very popular so be prepared for lots of people. There is a day use fee ($10.00 ??) and sometimes there aren't enough parking places. We didn't camp, but this State Beach does have it. I have heard you need to book long in advance during the high season.

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Great Location, easy access to town, freeway and so very beautifull!....Great for families, pets, and Showers are incredible..Easy walk to beach and hiking trails...

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Petaluma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

We just took a long walk along the beach, wading in the water to stay cool. Found out that you can enter all the state parks with one pass. Good deal!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

relaxing and close to hotel, easy walk and in a nice part of town to eat and shop and people were friendly

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United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We used this site for a night because they have a hike/bike area so there's always space for cyclists, but there were a huge number of rules esp. compared to other state parks. We couldn't check in before 4pm, had to leave by 9am and couldn't stay in the hike/bike section for more than one night, which is different to... More 

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We try to camp at New Brighton at least once a year; however, you have to book 6 months in advance to even get a camp site! Perfect location too! You can walk to the beach (very short walk from the campground) and we also walked to downtown Capitola to go to the Capitola Art & Wine Festival. Campgrounds and... More 

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Capitola, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Beautiful beach from the top of the cliff. There is so much debris on the beach there is no place to sit and chill. We have 4 labs which love to swim in the ocean, this beach is not the beach.

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Santa Cruz, California
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370 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Camping is offered above the beach but reservations are hard to get. There are trails down to the beach from the campground. Day use parking is also available. Currently, there is a large sink hole that they are dealing with in the parking lot from the winter storms of 2016. A restroom is located at the entrance to the beach,... More 

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San Ramon, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

The price is right if you can get a reservation. Like almost all California State camp grounds, this one is booked months in advance. We were lucky enough to find a mid week, 2 night slot. Most of the sites are pretty average. The sites with trees typically have poison oak in any shady spots and the non-shade sites are... More 

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