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Manresa State Beach

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About This Campground

State Park

Manresa State Beach Camping is tents only, no RVs, mid-May through September. Parking for over 60 walk-in tent sites at Manresa Uplands is in a separate lot near the campground. Pets must not be left unattended in campsites. One vehicle is included in camping fees.

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.

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  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group


For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires


5 Reviews of Manresa State Beach

Ratings Breakdown

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Austin C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 29, 2019

Busy but nice beach camping

Stopped here on a one night stay on the way down to Big Sur.  Had campsite #1 which was decently sized and right in the middle of the camp.  The camp is a bit on the bluff and not directly on the beach, but you can get down there with a short walk.  There were a ton of families here so it was a bit…

Kelly M.
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2018

Pristine camping close to beach

The drive in was a little confusing. We got most of our turns right the first time around and still spent a while circling trying to tell if we were where we were supposed to be. Site was nice- pretty close to neighbors, but plenty of bush between us to make the site feel somewhat private.…

Reviewed Jul. 11, 2018

Amazing sunsets!

Beautiful views of the ocean just steps from your tent. During the summer months, whales and dolphins can be seen cruising through the ocean around sunset.

  • I had the whole beach to myself.
Month of VisitDecember


Manresa State Beach is located in California


From Highway 1, south of Aptos, San Andreas Road heads southwest and continues for several miles to Manresa, the first beach access upon reaching the coast.


36.91784457346792 N
121.84826225898821 W

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