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“Nice Place For A Picnic Lunch!”

New Brighton State Beach
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Capitola
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 8, 2007

We stopped here this past Saturday to walk around and enjoy our picnic lunch that we had packed for our surfing day in the Santa Cruz area. There is a small fee to get in here, but you can visit all of the State beaches with a day pass.

There are several steps that lead down to the beach here. It was quite crowded and we found a nice spot to the west of the beach. Lots of cool seaweed here and some pretty rock formations. This is a great place to relax on the beach in a much less populated area than the Boardwalk or Capitola City Beach.

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Reviewed July 18, 2004

Warm sand, cool waves, nice people. New Brighton State Beach attracts a much different clientele than the Santa Cruz Boardwalk Beach. If you want a traditional day at the beach with your family, but wish to avoid the hoards of raucous beer drinking tourists from the Central Valley, then check out New Brighton.

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