Manresa State Beach Campground California
Manresa State Beach Overview
Manresa State Beach campground has over 60 walk-to (tent only) campsites and is located on a bluff with spectacular views of the ocean, Santa Cruz Mountains and hills of Monterey. The campground has three loops: Willow (sites 1-26), Bay (sites 27-43) and Lupine (sites 44-64). Click on the Campground Map button for specific locations.
Campground amenities include vault toilets and showers($). There’s also a campfire center and day use area (with parking). Trails also go from the campground to the beach.
Campsites are primitive and for tents only. All gear, food and trash must be packed in/out. Campers can park their vehicle (regular sized autos only) for overnight parking in the Upper Lot, but there is also a Lower parking lot you can use for loading/unloading of gear (20 minute limit). One vehicle is included in camping fee and needs to be parked in the overnight lot. An additional vehicle is also permitted for an extra fee.
Manresa State Beach – Area Recreation & Info
Outdoor recreation in the area includes hiking, biking, surf fishing, beach coming, sunbathing, swimming, picnicking and wildlife viewing. There is also a glider port at Sunset State Beach for remote-controlled glider enthusiasts.
You may also like Mt. Madonna County Park (Campground).
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- Campfire Center
- Drinking Water
- Hike/Bike Campsites
- Pets OK
- Picnic Tables
- Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
- Beach Access
- Beach Combing
- Bird Watching
- Mountain Biking
- Nature Trails
- Surf Fish
- Walking Trails
- Wildlife Viewing
Watsonville, California 95076
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# of Campsites:
60+ (walk-to tent only)
Mid May – September 30
Manresa State Beach Comments & Reviews
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is there anytime when there is availability? seems like it’s always unavailable for any dates!
Manresa State Beach does have midweek availability (several campsites), but availability for weekends doesn’t start happening till October. You can always use our Campsite Assist service to get an alert if someone cancels a campsite on a date you’d like to stay. It beats having to constantly check for cancellations each day.