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Season for Peak Fees: All Year

Manresa State Beach features a beautiful expanse of sea and sand, with surf fishing, clamming, and recreation.

Check the State Parks website for additional information on the weather, suggested day hikes, or to see the park brochure, campground map, park photos, video, and more. Information available will vary from park to park.Click here

Park Kiosk Hours:

  • Hi Season: Varies
  • Lo Season: Varies

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • ADA Access
  • Amphitheater
  • Comfort Station
  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trails
  • Iron Ranger
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Telephone
Alerts and Important Information
Discount Pass must be presented at the time of check in.

Your DMV Disabled Placard/License Plate does not automatically give you a discount on your campsite. You will need to obtain a CA State park-issued Disabled Discount Pass (DDP) or Distinguished Veterans Pass (DVP).

  • Manresa SB is site specific for reservations. Site is selected at the time the reservation is made.

  • Fees include entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer, additional vehicles will be charged per night at the park.
  • All sites are walk-in only, vehicles park away from the campground.

  • Reservations available May 15 thru Oct 31 Annually.
  • Campground is closed when not on reservations.

  • Occupancy by the same persons, equipment, or vehicles of the Santa Cruz District's camping facilities is limited to a total of 30 days in any calendar year. These facilities include: Sunset SB campground, Manresa SB campground, Seacliff SB campground, New Brighton SB campground, Henry Cowell Redwoods SP campground, Big Basin Redwoods SP campground, and Portola Redwoods SP campground
  • Additional information number: Sector Office: (831) 429-2850

    Getting There:

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

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    Information: (831)761-1795