Visitors to the Santa Cruz - Monterey coast find many wonderful attractions from popular surfing destinations around Santa Cruz to the wild and scenic Big Sur coast. Campers at Manresa State Beach Campground find a quiet beach to enjoy without the crowds.
Manresa State Beach is in southern Santa Cruz County, between Seacliff Beach and Sunset Beach. Visitors to Manresa Beach often find it far less crowded than its neighbors. Manresa State Beach Campground is situated on the bluffs well above the beach. Access to the beach from the campground area is via a gently sloped paved ramp. Visitors enjoy walking the shoreline, watching for wildlife, sunbathing, playing in the sand, and surf fishing.
Manresa State Beach Campground is set up for tents only. Campers park nearby to unload their gear and then move their vehicles to an upper lot for overnight parking. The campground's 60 campsites are arranged in 3 clusters around central lawn areas - Willow Camps, Bay Camps, and Lupine Camps.
|Manresa State Beach Campground Basics|
|Manresa State Beach Campground Location:||San Andreas Road off Highway 1, south of Aptos|
|Number of Sites:||60|
|Max. People per Site:||8 (including children)|
|Vehicles per Site:||2 (one driven and one towed)|
|Pets:||On leash, always attended|
|Reservations for Manresa State Beach Campground|
|Reservations available||Mid-May through October|
|Booking Window:||Reservations taken from 2 days up to 7 months in advance of arrival.
New dates are released in 1-month blocks on the first of each month.
|wheelchair accessible Sites:||#38, 29|
|Fees:||Standard sites - $35|
|Reservations:||Manresa State Beach Campground Reservations|
|Check-out, Check-in:||Noon, 2 PM|
|Manresa State Beach Campground Amenities|
|Campsites:||Picnic table, grill, fire ring, food storage locker, no hook-ups|
|Campground:||Restrooms with flush toilets, piped water, amphitheater|
|Showers:||Hot showers, coin operated|
|Campground Map:||Manresa State Beach Campground Map|
|Attractions near Manresa State Beach Campground:||Relax at Manresa Beach with sunbathing, picnicking, surfing, and fishing. Explore the nearby Forest of Nisene Marks in Aptos. Head over to neighboring Seacliff Beach and Sunset Beach.|