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New Brighton Beach Camping

Santa Cruz County

New Brighton State Beach




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New Brighton State Beach Camping

New Brighton camping is on the wooded bluff overlooking the beach. Trails connect the campground to the beach. Campsites vary in the amount of space and privacy they offer. Most visitors conclude that the premium sites along the edge of the bluff are worth the extra price.

camping at New Brighton Beach, Santa Cruz County, CA


Spaces at New Brighton fill up quickly as soon as each month's reservations become available 7 months in advance. Each new month's reservations are offered as a block on the first day of the month. Group sites are only available for use between March 1 and November 30.

New Brighton Beach campground, Santa Cruz County, CA

Advice from Previous Campers

  1. Raccoons may visit your campsite at night looking for food. Be sure food is secure in the locker or in your vehicle.
  2. Best campsites (other than premium): Numbers 1-3, 7, 14, 31, 35, 57, 59, 69, 70 (tent), 91, 92, 96. Sites 67 and 68 make a good 2 family combination.
  3. Limited shade sites: 16-19, 23-26, 28, 29, 32, 33, 67, 68. They suggest you bring a shade tent.
  4. Quiet Hours: Follow the rules regarding quiet hours.
  5. Accessible sites: Don't accidentally reserve an accessible site if you don't have a handicapped placard in your vehicle.
  6. Showers: Bring quarters for showers.

picnic area at New Brighton Beach, Santa Cruz County, CA

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