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El Capitan State Beach Campground (California) Make a Reservation

10 Refugio Beach Rd.
Goleta, California 93117
805 968-1033
34.398978 / -119.700164
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El Capitan State Beach campground is a relatively large campground, with 142 sites for tents, trailers or motor homes up to 42 feet long.  Group camping is also available. The campground is open year round and reservations should be made well in advance – it is a very popular spot and may be crowded during summer holidays and weekends. Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance.

El Capitan campground has lots of shady areas with many oak and sycamore trees throughout the park. Some of the camp sites offer beautiful views from the cliff-top. There is a sandy beach with tide pools and the park has lots of hiking trails. It’s a great setting for swimming, fishing, surfing, picnicking and camping.

Each campsite has a table, fire ring and grill. Facilities in the campground include flush toilets, drinking water, coin operated showers, a laundromat, picnic tables and fire grills.  There are beach lifeguards during the summer.

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4 Replies to “El Capitan State Beach”

  1. Cecilia Muniz says:

    Many years ago we camped at El Capitan in a pop up trailer. It was wonderful! We drove by there last weekend and it seems campers can no longer camp under the trees! There are now cement pads to park your RV or trailer on! Has anyone camped there recently? I’m not happy about the change.

  2. Julieann Collier says:

    Cecilia,
    At El Capitan State beach the sites in Loop One nearest the beach are still primitive sites, Loop 2 as well…i think you may be refereing to loop three and four which are the loops you see from the road, those are the group sties and have been reconstructed and revamped. THE TREES are missing in LOOP 3 and 4 Because of a large fire years ago.

  3. Julieann Collier says:

    Cecilia,
    At El Capitan State beach the sites in Loop One nearest the beach are still primitive sites, Loop 2 as well…i think you may be refereing to loop three and four which are the loops you see from the road, those are the group sties and have been reconstructed and revamped. THE TREES are missing in LOOP 3 and 4 Because of a large fire years ago.

  4. Pat Kramer says:

    This is a very nice camping place although we had an access road passing by the back of our site and just a bit further over, a train track with a train passing by in the night. If, however, you are lucky enough to get a group site, you can actually sit by the cliff over the beach and really enjoy the awesome views! I think it’s a very nice place, overall.

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Directions:

To reach El Capitan State Beach Campground drive from Santa Barbara 17 miles northwest on U.S 101 to the El Capitan State Beach exit and turn west.

Amenities
  • BBQ Grills
  • Camp Store
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Ice
  • Iron Ranger
  • Laundromat
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
  • Showers
Activities
  • Beach
  • Beach Access
  • Beach Combing
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Body Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Ocean
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Skin Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Walking Trails
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Regions
  • beach
  • California Beaches
  • California State Beach
  • Central California
  • ocean
  • West
Campsite Types
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Best Campsites:

30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 70,71, 72, 73, 92, 93, 94, 96, 97, 99, 101, 116, 118, 120, 121

Campground Map:

Campground Map

Season:

Year Round

Elevation:

100

# of Campsites:

142