There wasn’t a whole lot of information online about Bike Camping at New Brighton State Beach, so here are some of my notes after a recent stay there.
There’s not much info on bicycle campsites on the State Parks website. When you check in you get a flyer with some good information:
Bicycle Campsite – New Brighton State Beach
Bike campsites for en route campers only
- Must have a bicycle* to register for campsite
- Limit is one night only
- Check in time is 4:00pm – Check out time is 9:00am
- Fees must be paid before occupying campsite
- No guests permitted
- Use limited to 10 days in a calendar year with a minimum of 48 hours between stays
Failure to comply will result in citation and/or ejection from campground
*Bicycle defined as per CVC 231
Title XIV CCR 4300, 4302, 4323(a)
CVC 231 states:
A bicycle is a device upon which a person may ride, propelled exclusively by human power, except as provided in Section 312.5, through a belt, chain, or gears, and having one or more wheels. A person riding a bicycle is subject to the provisions of this code specified in Sections 21200 and 21200.5. An electric bicycle is a bicycle.
Some more details about the campsite:
- $5 fee for campsite
- Flush Toilets
- Fire pit, wood from camp host
- Cell Service
- Bear Lockers
Around New Brighton
A STROLL THROUGH CAPITOLA VILLAGE – Visit Santa Cruz County
A short walk from the campsite. You can walk along the beach on a low tide. Lots of restaurants and coffee shops.
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales // Brewery
103 Kennedy Dr, Capitola, CA 95010
Less than a mile from the campsite. Some of the best sour beers in California.
Pizza My Heart
2180 41st Ave, Capitola, CA 95010
Will deliver to your campsite.
504 Bay Ave, Capitola, CA 95010
Best breakfast spot in Capitola
Nob Hill Foods
809 Bay Ave, Capitola, CA 95010
Closest grocery store
Looking for other bike campsites in California?
- Go to: Find a Park
- Select “By Feature”
- Select “OVERNIGHT FACILITIES”
- Check: “Hike or Bike Campsites”
- Click on “Show Results on Map”