Camping Near
Capitola Beach

Santa Cruz County

New Brighton
State Beach
Campgrounds

Less than a mile south of Capitola Beach, New Brighton State Beach offers bluff-top camping for RVs, trailers, and tents. Premium sites overlook the ocean. Find full details at New Brighton State Beach Camping.

Campsites

  • 109 family campsites total
    • 88 standard family campsite
    • 9 premium sites overlooking ocean
    • 10 sites with RV hook-ups (#47 - 56)
    • 1 bike/hike campsite
    • 9 tent-only campsites
    • 3 group, tent-only sites
    • 5 accessible sites (#27, 55, 77, 80, 95, 107)
  • Picnic tables, fire grills, food storage lockers
  • Water and sanitation stations nearby
  • Campsites are for a maximum of 8 people and 1 vehicle + 1 towed trailer/vehicle
  • Check-in time: 2:00 PM, Check-out time 12:00 PM

Fees

  • $35 for standard sites
  • $50 for premium sites
  • $50 for hook-up sites
  • $185 for group sites

Reservations

Campground Facilities

  • Restrooms and pay showers (25 cents for 2 minutes)
  • Visitors center
  • Campground host (also sells firewood)
  • Campfire circle
  • Overflow parking ($10 per night for extra vehicle)
  • RV sanitation station
  • RV potable water refill station

Campground Regulations

  • Pets must be on leash and attended, in vehicle at night
  • 7 days maximum camping
  • Quiet hours 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM
  • Generators 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Alcohol only allowed in campsite
  • Vehicles must be parked on pavement


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Camping Near Capitola Beach

While there is no camping right in Capitola, a number of popular campgrounds are nearby, including beach campsites. The nearest is one of the favorites in the area - New Brighton State Beach. It is close enough to walk to Capitola. Other nearby camping spots along the coast include Seacliff State Beach, Sunset State Beach, and Manresa State Beach.


Seacliff State Beach
Campgrounds

Seacliff State Beach is 3½ miles south of Capitola Beach. Camping at Seacliff State Beach is limited to RVs or trailers which must have fully operating, permanently installed, self-contained plumbing. However, there are a number of hook-up sites with water, electricity and sewer. The camping area is composed of a long row of paved RV parking slots facing the beach. Most are wide enough to allow a small outdoor area adjacent to the RV.

Campsites

  • 60 Campsites total
  • All RVs or trailers must have permanent, self-contained plumbing
  • 26 full hook-up sites
  • 34 non-hook-up sites
  • Lot A up to 35 feet, Lots B & C up to 45 feet
  • Water and sanitation stations nearby
  • Bring your own picnic table & raised fire ring
  • Campsites are for a maximum of 8 people and one RV
  • Check-in time 2:00 PM Check-out time 12:00 PM

Fees

  • $55 for premium sites
  • $65 for hook-up sites

Reservations

Campground Facilities

  • Restrooms and outdoor showers day use only
  • Visitors center
  • Snack shack
  • Campground host

Campground Regulations

  • Pets must be on leash and attended, in vehicle at night
  • 7 days maximum camping
  • Quiet hours 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM
  • Generators 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Alcohol only allowed in campsite






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Manresa State Beach
Campgrounds

Manresa State Beach is 9 miles south of Capitola Beach. Campgrounds at Manresa are on a bluff above the beach. All the campsites are walk-in, tents only. Campers may park at the lower lot for 20 minutes while they unload or load and then must move their vehicle to the upper lot. The sites are situated around central areas of lawn.

Campsites

  • 64 walk-in, tent-only campsites total
  • Campground divided into 3 clusters:
    • Willow Camps
    • Bay Camps
    • Lupine Camps
  • 2 accessible, tent-only campsites
  • No RVs
  • Tables, fire pits with grills, food locker
  • Campsites are for a maximum of 8 people
  • Checkout time 2:00 PM

Fees

  • $35 per night

Reservations

Campground Facilities

  • Restrooms and pay showers (25 cents for 2 minutes)
  • Campground host
  • Amphitheater

Campground Regulations

  • No camping on lawn areas, set tents on dirt pad in campsite.
  • Pets must be on leash and attended.
  • 7 days maximum camping.
  • Quiet hours 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.
  • Alcohol only allowed in campsite.


Sunset State Beach
Campgrounds

Campsites

  • 90 Campsites total
  • 65 sites for Tents or RVs or trailers up to 31 feet
  • 9 sites for RVs or trailers only
  • 11 tent only sites
  • Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Food Storage Lockers
  • Campsites are for a maximum of 8 people and one licensed vehicle
  • Check-out time: 12:00 Noon Check-in time: 2:00 PM

Fees

  • $35 per night for family site
  • $335 for group site

Reservations

Campground Facilities

  • Restrooms, pay showers (25 cents for 2 minutes)
  • Amphitheater
  • Overflow parking areas
  • Campground host
  • Firewood sold by camp host or at entrance station
  • Group Campground
  • Bike or Hike Campground

Campground Regulations

  • Pets must be on leash and may not be left unattended in camp.
  • Vehicles must be parked on the pavement.
  • Quiet hours 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.
  • Fires only in provided stove or fire rings.

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