To paraphrase a hit song from last year, it's all about the beach, not the campsites.
Here is a view of the campground. Literally, the sites are little corrals.
Sites 1-79 are, with a few exceptions, classified as basic tent sites and run $23 winter/$28 summer.
Rotating 180 degrees from that picture above is this view.
If walking up a seven foot dune is too strenuous for you, sites 53-64 have direct access.
They run $43 year round and are labeled premium beachfront.
There is also an RV section, freshly paved, with water and electrical hookups. Sites 80-117.
These run $38 winter/.$43 summer. No privacy, but they have wonderful views.
There are seven cabins available as well.
The prices for these puppies vary dramatically.
The winter rates are $110 weekdays/$185 weekends and holidays.
The summer rates are $160 weekdays/$210 weekends and holidays.
The campground is located 20 miles southwest of Lompoc, between Point Conception and Point Arguello, which is the closest p[lace to get supplies.
Except that there is a store and grill on site.
To quote from the brochure:
"Home of the world famous Jalama Burger. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Jalama Beach Store has all you need for a day or a week. We carry groceries, personal care items, firewood, fishing bait and tackle, ice, beer, and wine."
This is a true destination campground.
Oh, and the beach? Well, as I said earlier, it's all about the beach.
Migrating Grey Whales can be seen from February through April, and September through November.
I was there in late January and didn't see any, but the weather was a perfect 75 degrees during the day. Not too shabby at all.
We didn't take individual campsite photos because they are all pretty much the same, but you can see what they look like as well as some great scenic shots of Jalama Beach Park
Regards and happy camping, Park Ranger