New Brighton State Beach (Santa Cruz County) Sea Glass Report
by Heidi at Pajaro
(Monterey Bay, CA)
New Brighton State Beach California
Took a quick walk here last week and didn't see anything. Might be worth exploring more - there is an area called 'China Beach' where there was previously a Chinese fishing village.
New Brighton is near Santa Cruz in Northern California. South of Santa Cruz off Highway 1 is the town of Capitola on the beach. South of there you'll find New Brighton.
It is really a beautiful beach with forested cliffs, nearby camping, lots of sand, and probably some good sea glass depending on the time of year and wave action.
Lin and I spent a couple of hours there a year ago and didn't find any sea glass, but the grandkids have found sea glass at the beach right next to it, Seacliff Beach.
I spent a lot of time there surfing and camping back in the days when I lived in Capitola and Santa Cruz in the 1960s and 70s and have always had great memories.
David (Odyssey Sea Glass)