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New Brighton State Beach, Capitola

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Beach · Nature / Park
New Brighton State Beach is a 95 acres (38 ha) beach park on Monterey Bay in Santa Cruz County, California, consisting of a beach and campgrounds. The park is located east of Santa Cruz in Capitola, on Park Avenue off of Highway 1. The park is adjacent to Seacliff State Beach, which is known for its fishing pier and sunk concrete freighter, The Palo Alto. The beach overlooks Soquel Cove and Monterey Bay.

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  • New Brighton State Beach, Santa Cruz, CA, a sandy beach, home for birds and human to co-exist. People use this active beach for recreational use – surfing, walking, etc. while birds tend to their own....  more »
  • We went to New Brighton State Park on a very nice sunny June Day. Its a good park to go to for walking or fishing. The views are stunning.  more »
  • Beautiful View from our Camp site #90 We loved it here.
  • Awesome beach. Parking lot is not that big. Easy walk to the beach. There was a lifeguard the second time I went. Clean beach. Bathrooms aren't that clean later in the day.

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