Capitola, California

New Brighton State Beach

Capitola, California



Capitola, California
Phone: (831) 464-6330

Sites: 120
Recent Rate: $35 6/2015

Latitude: 36.9813084604096
Longitude: -121.937721878357

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

33 Reviews

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Tom_OC

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful place to stay. Spent a great weekend there in June. The site we stayed at was a "dry" campsite, there are a handful of full hookup sites that look quite nice. You can also get a site by the cliffs for an additional fee. ($50 a nite). When walking around we noticed that there really isn't a bad site in the place. Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance, which is recommended. The place was full. Highly recommended. We camped at New Brighton State Beach in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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MichelleKry

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Price reflects dry camping and paying on site. $50 for full hookups (not sure about sewer at those sites, there is a dump station). You can reserve 48-hr in advance on-line for an extra $8 fee that does not go to the park. I looked on-line and saw that a spot is available for the next 3 days, I thought I could show up and pay for the next 3 days and save myself the $8 fee. Nope! You pay each day, if it is available. On site they get a piece of paper with what is reserved/available. They have no internet access at the booth; you with a smartphone have more information about what is available on future dates than those on site. On the fourth day, our spot was reserved; we asked if we could move to one of the other available spots. Not so fast! They will put our name on a list, and then at 2pm the park ranger assigns those on the list to spots available. You can park in the day use area for the 2 hrs between check-out and check-in time. If you are the day-of type, then you can plan on two days and then be ready to move or make the reservation for the third night when you arrive. OK now, besides the whole reservation thing, the beach was very unpleasant to walk on with all the sand flies. There isn't much for taking a long hike, the park is in the city. Supposedly you can walk the train tracks to the next town. Showers are $0.25 per 2 minutes. Having come from OR state beaches, $31 for full hookups and a nicer beach; I can't recommend. We camped at New Brighton State Beach in a Fifth Wheel.

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monaco cruiser

Review Count: 217
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We have not returned to this campground since 2011 and at that time they were proposing to take out the trees. Well they did, and believe it or not the campground looks pretty good. Now when I say trees, not all of the trees just a certain type of pine that had issues with falling. The restrooms are another story. They get cleaned once a week and by the fifth day they are getting pretty bad. Overall the campground looks good and the dump station is very nice and will take four 35 foot motorhomes at one time, this is a big improvement from two years ago. The price we paid reflects dry camping. We camped at New Brighton State Beach in a Motorhome.

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Metamorphosis Road

Review Count: 88
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Roads and sites are paved and have decent separation. Each site has a picnic table and fire pit. We stayed in site 102 and it had no privacy but was plenty big enough for our 36 ft 5th wheel. The ideal seating area for this site is actually in back of the rig. If we return I would choose a different site. We had decent 4G Verizon signal. Great wildlife viewing from the bluff overlooking the ocean/bay just a short walk from our site. We camped at New Brighton State Beach in a Fifth Wheel.

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Roadgeezer

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This CA State Park is a gem on a large bluff overlooking the Pacific. We dry camped here. The site was huge, grass covered, tree lined, and had an almost level double wide paved pad. Easy access to the beach, beautiful views up and down the coast. Flat sandy beach. The restrooms are pretty new and they have a dump station that can accommodate four vehicles.

Maximum RV length is 36 feet. We camped at New Brighton State Beach in a Travel Trailer.

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monaco cruiser

Review Count: 217
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: March, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed one night and then had to evacuate. While trees provide shelter they also can be deadly when they decide to fall and evidently this is a ongoing problem so we were told to go to Seacliff and since rain was predicted for the week we stayed in the lot above the campground for the next three days for free so back to NB. i don't know whats going to happen to the trees, this is a beautiful campground and they say by fall all the trees will be gone, can't imagine this park without trees but also can't imagine a tree laying across my motorhome especially with me in it. So time will tell. We camped at New Brighton State Beach in a Motorhome.

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mlayte

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2010 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice campground. Restrooms looked near new. Fun walk to the beach, beautiful area. As we were setting up the ranger was taking a report from the guy next to us who had his cooler stolen at night and told us that these thefts are happening a lot along the CA coast. State campground fees are pretty high. We camped at New Brighton State Beach in a Motorhome.

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2parrotheads

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground is clean and the sites have nice space between them. They only have 10 sites with electric service so we had to book 7 months in advance to obtain 6 nights. We found lots of poison oak in the campground and our site was surrounded with it, so watch where the kids play or they may be itching! Showers don't have a lot of water pressure: 2 minutes for a quarter, take enough change. This park is accessible to vehicle traffic after 7:00PM when park rangers are not at the gate. Be sure camping equipment is put up after dark as there have been thefts in this campground at night. We camped at New Brighton State Beach in a Fifth Wheel.

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RognBon

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Daily site fee reflects disabled rate. One of our favorite parks to stay at. Has spacious, paved mostly level sites, some with an ocean view. We had a hook-up site (w/e); water pressure and power were both good. We camped at New Brighton State Beach in a Motorhome.

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monaco cruiser

Review Count: 217
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: November, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice State Park prior to the rate hike, its to bad Calif. is in such a financial dilemma that it had to go to the one thing families could afford to do as a family. Hopefully in a couple of years it can be reversed like Arnold did a couple of years ago back to a affordable rate. The park is a nice park with wide open sites and beautiful trees and some with a view to the ocean. One thing i can say is you can probably get a site anytime you want now, if you want to pay the price. We camped at New Brighton State Beach in a Motorhome.

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amagana95667

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We really enjoyed camping here. The restrooms were clean and close to all campsites. The showers cost 25 cents for two minutes and the water was warm. All campsites are about 1-2 minutes from the beach. There is firewood for sale $8.00 a cubic foot. We had a really nice time and can not wait to go again! We camped at New Brighton State Beach in a Tent.

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fairyprincess_007

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice on the eyes! It's a lovely green park, covered in trees and right on the beach. You really feel like you're camping, as apposed to some parks where it's all concrete. Fire places provided, although you're no allowed to collect wood. No laundry. Showers cost a quarter for 2 minutes. Our only complaints were that the check-in system was a little confusing (with nobody at the desk) and there was no sewer hook-ups, and we all know how busy dump stations are when leaving in the morning! We would happily stay here again. We camped at New Brighton State Beach in a Motorhome.

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Onemoretrail

Review Count: 452
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: December, 2008 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Without a doubt this is one of the best California state parks. Our water and electric back-in site had enough room for a long fifth wheel and a tow vehicle beside it, although many other sites were much smaller. There were four dump stations, so no waiting for us. The premium sites were basic with no utilities, but what a view. There are great sunsets from the back end of these sites. The beach extends all the way down to Sea Cliff State Park where one can view the wreck of the cement ship Palo Alto. We camped at New Brighton State Beach in a Motorhome.

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brucemcdou

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2008 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our favorite park when we can get a "premium" spot overlooking the beach. They book up right away when bookings open seven months in advance. Nice California state park with a handful of hookup sites (W/E only) and a dump station at the entrance. Hookup sites seem somewhat smaller and closer together than others, and are furthest from the ocean. Nice camp hosts who sell firewood. Sites are mostly large with a large picnic table and "oil drum" fire pit with grill. There is some vegetation between most spots for privacy. This would be a "10" if all spots had hookups. We camped at New Brighton State Beach in a Motorhome.

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FamilyCamping

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2008 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We loved camping here. It's a toss up between this (New Brighton), and Seacliff. Seacliff is neat because you are right at the beach. But, New Brighton is a nice 'family' campground. They share the same beach (though a long-long walk between them). Nice shade trees all over the park. A very nice setting! We camped at New Brighton State Beach in a Travel Trailer.

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