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Naters, Switzerland
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60 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since the campgrounds south on Sunset Beach were full, we came here and were lucky, it was almost empty. After we put up our tent, we walked to the beach to enjoy the sunset (we came late). What we didn't like was that we had to carry our stuff from the unloading area to the camp site and then park... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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42 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Came here to experience camping near the beach again (only camped at Sunset Beach numerous times) and was not disappointed. Each campsite has a fire pit, a picnic table, and a faucet. There's a parking lot near the campsites that features 20 min parking only for loading/unloading your stuff. With the exception of a few campsites, most are located a... More 

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Clovis, California
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Manresa Uplands State Beach campground with my family (5 adults, 3 kids under 5 yrs) in early October. We had a great time! Stayed in site 64, so we didn't have to walk too far from the unloading parking lot to camp. One thing that surprised me about this campground was that it was much more civilized... More 

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USA
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

This was our first time at Manresa, so let me see if it would be helpful to disabuse others if they have the same misperceptions that I had. My caveat is that we went in late September 2015 so the camp was perhaps 2/3 full and the feel might be different when it's at capacity. First of all, you are... More 

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San Jose
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

I took the family on a last minute camping trip and the Manresa State Beach campgrounds were perfect. It is close enough to the Bay Area (1 hour from San Jose) so it's not that far of a drive, yet just remote enough to get away from all of the craziness. Check-in was easy since I made reservations and it... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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51 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2013

We stayed in Willow Camp site #9 in August 2013. The thing you need to know about the Monterey Bay area is that even though it is blazing hot and sunny over in the Bay Area, it will probably be foggy and 20 degrees cooler at the ocean in August. Our site, #9, was overlooking the ocean, but it was... More 

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San Francisco, California
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203 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Campgrounds are nice, although some more trees around would help make the sites more private. Proximity of the beach is big and only plus point of this camp ground. Cannot drive straight to the campsite for unloading. A short or a long walk depending on your camp site to loading/unloading zone can be deal breaker for some. Toilets are clean.

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Las Vegas
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38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2013

The location of this campground is beautiful and if you are camping with a group of 20 relatives who can drown out the wild screaming from another group of 20 camping together in a campsite located 3 feet away from yours, you will probably enjoy camping at Manresa campground. The hot showers are nice but because there are so many... More 

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San Jose
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2012

First time camping here and loved it for beach camping. You do need to haul stuff to your campsite with only a 20 min drop off point and a little hike to park your car overnight. Advantage, no cars/lights driving by the sites all night long. This lends itself to really hear the ocean/waves at night. Disadvantage - getting all... More 

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Palm Springs, CA
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37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2011

We stayed here as part of a Northern California road trip. The spot was very nice. This is a quiet campground. You cannot drive your car to the site. You park in an unloading zone. Then park overnight further up. This was fine as I knew it ahead of time, but I think I prefer to have my car near... More 

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Address: San Andreas Road, Aptos, CA
Region: United States > California > Aptos
Price Range: £22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 64
Also Known As:
Manresa State Beach Hotel Aptos
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