New Brighton Beach Campground

Santa Cruz County

New Brighton Beach

Campground at New Brighton State Beach, CA

New Brighton State Beach Campground

Santa Cruz - Monterey Beach Attractions

Visitors to the Santa Cruz - Monterey coast find a wide variety of attractions from popular surfing destinations around Santa Cruz to the wild and scenic Big Sur coast.

  • Surfing is popular at Santa Cruz's famous Steamer Lane as well as to the south at Carmel
  • Excellent pier fishing can be enjoyed at Santa Cruz's well developed wharf as well as at the Capitola's pier and the popular Seacliff Beach pier and concrete ship.
  • For wildlife and scenery, Point Lobos State Park leads the list. There are also many more wonders to be enjoyed all the way down the Big Sur coast.
  • Attend the Begonia Festival on Labor Day weekend at Capitola Beach
  • Visit beautiful Sand Dollar Beach and Jade Cove
  • Enjoy the beauty of the waterfall at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
  • See the green sand and the spectacular rocks at Pfeiffer Beach

Key Campground Regulations

  1. Do not feed or leave food out for wildlife
  2. Dogs are not permitted on the beach. In the campground they must be on leash and attended at all times.
  3. Generators may only be used from 10 AM to 8 PM.
  4. No effluent, gray or fresh water may be discharged onto the ground.

New Brighton SB Campground

New Brighton State Beach is located just south of popular Capitola Beach in Santa Cruz County. New Brighton is within walking distance of both Capitola and Seacliff State Beach. The main attraction of New Brighton is its campground. Campsites are spread among the trees on the bluff, with 9 premium sites overlooking the ocean. Trails lead from the campground down to the beach.

In all, New Brighton Beach has 109 family campsites. Of those, 10 have hook-ups for RVs or trailer. Nine sites are designated for tents only. The rest - including the premium sites - can accommodate RVs, trailers, or tents.

New Brighton Beach also has 3 Group Campsites as well as a Hike & Bike campsite.

Campground Basics
Location: New Brighton/Park Ave exit off Highway 1, Aptos
Campground Open: year-round
Number of Sites: 109
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 (one driven and one towed)
Pets: On leash, always attended
Information: (831) 464-6330

Reservations available year-round, up to 7 months in advance
Maximum Vehicle Length: 36 feet
Wheelchair accessible Sites: #27, 77, 80, 95, and 107; and all restrooms
Fees: Standard sites - $35
Hook-up sites - $50
Premium sites $50
Hike & Bike Site $5 per person
Reservations: New Brighton Beach Campground Reservations
Check-out, Check-in: Noon, 2 PM

New Brighton Beach Campground Amenities
Campsites: picnic table, fire ring with grill, food storage locker
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, piped water
Showers: Yes
Dump Station: Yes
Campground Map: New Brighton Beach Campground Map
Nearby Attractions: Sunbathing, swimming, picnicking, kayaking, fishing; Nearby Seacliff Beach with visitor Center, pier, snack bar; nearby Forest of Nisene Marks in Aptos, Sunset Beach, Manresa Beach

New Brighton Beach Group Campsites

New Brighton Beach has 3 group campsites. The tent-only campsites can each accommodate from 9 to 25 people and up to 4 vehicles. The group sites are on the west side of the campground.
Fee: $185 per night
Reservations: New Brighton Beach Group Camp Reservations

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