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Reservation Status: Accepted Campground reservations can be made online or by calling (800) 444-7275.

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Coastal view of New Brighton State Beach
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Coastal view of New Brighton State Beach
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.

Attractions - 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.

Location - 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.

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Filed By: Christal (Roseville , Ca)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I loved this park and all the activities you can experience. There is a little town Capitola where you can eat and shop. Also you can go to the boardwalk and have lots of fun. Also you can lay on the beach or have a picnic on the beach and enjoy the ocean.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Not Recommended
Report: I hated it it was the worst experiance i have ever had.

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Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping The camping area is on a bluff overlooking northern Monterey Bay.

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Contact Information:
Santa Cruz District Headquarters, 600 Ocean Street , Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, Phone: 831-429-2850, Fax: 831-429-2876

Additional Information:
California Beaches -
Central Coast State Parks and Beaches - The Central Coast Region, located between Los Angeles and San Francisco, features the Big Sur Coast and Hearst Castle as well as numerous state park sites.
San Francisco Bay Area State Parks, Historic Sites and Beaches - The San Francisco Bay Area offers incredibly diverse experiences. It features Mount Diablo State park, Mount Tamalpais State Park, and an array of incredible state park sites.

California State Parks - Official agency website.
Campground Reservations - Reserve your campground online here with reserveamerica.com


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