Bay Campground is one of three at Manresa State Beach. Together, all three campgrounds have 64 campsites. All of the campsites are walk-in campsites, which can be a plus for some and a minus for others! Regardless, Bay Camp is an awesome place for beach camping and offers some shelter from nearby trees.
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
14 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Manresa State beach is a great place for some sandy bike riding, or an awesome destination to end your bike ride from other pl...Read more


Nearby Manresa State Park, you can get in touch with your touristy side (just don’t forget to leave some sunscreen on your nose...Read more


Manresa State Beach is the supreme spot for some surf fishing . In Manresa’s California coastal waters, anglers can catch thin...Read more


Manresa’s epic combination of white sand and steep sandstone cliffs makes for some killer hiking . Relax, we’re talking about...Read more


Manresa State Beach is an awesome spot for more experienced ocean kayakers. The waves here are fairly consistent, and the water...Read more

Wind sports

The large portion of west-facing beach creates truly spectacular wind conditions for windsurfing or kiteboarding. Wind and kite...Read more


Manresa is a popular spot for some surf, and with good reason. This spot is more exposed than other spots in Santa Cruz, and th...Read more


Although Manresa State Beach has some seriously tempting waves to splash around in, only swimmers confident in their swimmi...Read more


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June 29th, 2017

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Manresa State Beach
United States
Phone Number
(831) 761-1795
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Official Website
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36.917° N, 121.85° W
Unknown price
Tent / Van: 14 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)