Description - This State Beach consists of 95 acres along the northern shores of Monterey Bay, south of Santa Cruz. New Brighton State Beach features a campground, picnic areas, swimming, fishing and a nearby forest of Monterey pine. The camping area is on a bluff overlooking Monterey Bay.
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Coastal view of New Brighton State Beach
- Facilities and services at New Brighton State Beach include a shaded campground, picnic areas, hiking trails, beach rentals and nature programs.
Recreation - Visitors to this park can enjoy swimming, hiking, fishing, clamming, picnicking and camping on the bluff..
Climate - This State Beach experiences moderate temperatures year round. Fog is a likely occurrence any day from June through mid-August. Plan your coastal visit in the late summer or autumn to ensure the best conditions viewing scenery. Occasional clear days occur during winter and spring between weather systems, producing amazing air clarity.
The beach is south of the town of Capitola on the northern shores of Monterey Bay. The park can be accessed from the New Brighton/Park Avenue exit of California State Highway 1.