New Brighton State Beach
Named for the famed coastal resort in England, the beautiful beach and bluffs of New Brighton have drawn visitors—human and animal alike—for centuries. The forested bluffs offer a campground, hiking trails, and sweeping views of Monterey Bay just steps from a sandy shore perfect for fishing, beach combing, and (in warmer months) swimming.
The Pacific Migrations Visitor Center in the New Brighton State Beach campground interprets natural and cultural history by examining the movements of human and animal populations around the Pacific Rim from season to season and year to year. The visitor center includes a park store and welcomes visitors in spring and summer.
March 28 to Memorial Day -Thursday through Saturday (plus holidays) 10 am to 4 pm
Memorial Day to Labor Day -Wednesday through Sunday (plus holidays) 10 am to 4 pm
Rules & Regulation
Hours of Operation
8 AM to Sunset
$10 vehicle day use
$50 bus (10-24 passengers)
$100 (25 passengers and over)
Dogs on leash in campground only, not allowed on trails or beach.