Here’s a list of camping sites along the Monterey Bay coast between Santa Cruz and Monterey:
NEW BRIGHTON STATE BEACH
Located 4 miles south of Santa Cruz on Highway 1 in Capitola.
SEACLIFF STATE BEACH
Five miles south of Santa Cruz, take State Park Drive off Highway 1.
MANRESA UPLANDS STATE BEACH
Located 12 miles south of Santa Cruz. Closed in winter.
SANTA CRUZ KOA
Located 13 miles south of Santa Cruz.
SUNSET STATE BEACH
Located 16 miles south of Santa Cruz.
MARINA DUNES RV PARK
Located west of Highway 1 between Monterey and Santa Cruz.
Write us if you know of other “at the coast / beach” campgrounds along Monterey Bay !
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Big Sur Coast
South of Carmel-by-the-Sea begins the Big Sur Coast and stretches for ca. 90 miles down to Hearst Castle, San Simeon. Read more about the Big Sur Coast, one of the most picturesque stretches of California Highway 1.