Manresa Uplands State Beach
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Manresa Uplands Campground
Manresa Uplands Campground provides dramatic views of the ocean from the bluffs above the beach. This beautiful expanse of sea and sand offers surf fishing, surfing and other beach recreation.
From Highway 1, south of Aptos, take San Andreas Road southwest and continue for four miles. Turn right on Sand Dollar Road. Veer left to Manresa Uplands Campground.
64 sites with walk-in tent only camping. $35 per night. See General Info, below, for further information.
64 walk-in, tent-only campsites
Showers (Camping showers are 25 cents; bring quarters.)
Food, lodging, and supplies available nearby
Family and children’s programs in the summer.
Dogs are allowed on the beach on leash.
More Camping InformationCampground open from March through November. Equipment may be dropped off from 10-200 yards from campsite.
JUVENILES (those under 18 years of age), not camping with a parent or legal guardian must have WRITTEN permission to camp in the park. Permission letters must include the name of the park, the name of the juvenile, the dates they may stay and the name, address, phone number and signature of the person’s parent or legal guardian. The parent must be reachable at all times during the juvenile’s visit. Children 14 years of age and under may not camp without a parent present during the stay.