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Love the ocean.... quiet peaceful. Words cannot describe this beach. Will go back as soon as... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Super camping, provided you are totally self-contained.

A nearly always empty beach stretching for miles. Fabulous sunsets. Numerous campsites but no... read more

Reviewed December 3, 2018
Graham W
Santa Cruz, California
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201 Sunset Beach Rd, 16mi South of Santa Cruz Via Highway 1 and San Andreas Road, Watsonville, CA 95076-8597
(831) 763-7063
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Love the ocean.... quiet peaceful. Words cannot describe this beach. Will go back as soon as possible.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank honeygirl2008
Reviewed December 3, 2018

A nearly always empty beach stretching for miles. Fabulous sunsets. Numerous campsites but no power, water or dump station (you can use the one at New Brighton a few miles north).

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Graham W
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon this park while looking for somewhere to tent camp while on the Pacific Coast Highway. We were hoping for on beach camping, and that was not to happen, it seems. Why? I'm not sure. There was a beach, a road down to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 742wayned
Reviewed August 7, 2018

This review is for Sunset beach camp. It used to be more friendly place. We didn't like it this time, the host came in for rounds very early in the mornings on some loud vehicle. If you plan on buying firewood, better think of alternatives....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank GreenWorld
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Beautiful ride going into this State Park.The entrance day-use fee is $9.00 for seniors, $10.00 for others. WE passed campgrounds on the way down to the beach which appeared to have nice large sites. I was glad to see so many tent campers among the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank beachbabes512
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

My family went to this beach in the morning and again in the evening. The coastal fog prevented us from watching the sunset but the lack of crowds was a bonus. We basically had the whole beach to ourselves. The walking path was well maintained...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Wdannielle
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Nice and clean. Hot coin showers available at campsites. Can walk or drive to beach from campsites. Ample parking. It can be a bit chilly in the evenings, even in summer.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TommyC822
Reviewed June 25, 2018

While the parking at this park is limited, it has the effect of limiting the number of people on the beach. We were able to enjoy a quiet afternoon on the beach. It was a bit windy but beautiful.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank PastyPerson
Reviewed June 19, 2018

I love that this beach is never very crowded, and even when there are more people down there, the beach is so long and wide you can always find some space to yourself. It's very flat and can be quite windy. It's the best place...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Emma F
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Was excited when I saw and read the reviews and totally went to find sand dollars. I did manage to find some pieces, but not any in a whole. If you are thinking of going, I had more success at the beach to the south,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Chia2005
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July 25, 2018|
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July 16, 2018|
Response from Emma F | Reviewed this property |
There's a ramp.
July 3, 2017|
Response from sstlouis | Reviewed this property |
They do not sell ice. They only sell firewood. There is not a general store here. The fire pit in the campsite was great. It had pretty tall sides so was safe for the kids. It had an attached grill that was nice and we ended... More