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El Capitan State Beach

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About This Campground

El Capitán State Beach offers visitors a sandy beach, rocky tidepools, and stands of sycamore and oaks along El Capitán Creek. It’s a perfect setting for swimming, fishing, surfing, picnicking and camping. A stairway provides access from the bluffs to the beach area.

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Reservation Info

Visitors will be able to reserve campsites and lodging six months in advance from the current date. Bookings may extend from the arrival date to the desired departure date – based on availability and the park’s maximum stay rules.

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Good
  • Verizon
    Good
  • AT&T
    Good
  • T-Mobile
    Good

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly

Reviews

42 Reviews of El Capitan State Beach

Ratings Breakdown

  • 1
  • 0
  • 6
  • 12
  • 23
Amy K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2022

Beautiful views!

Got a great ADA campsite for my sweetie and I w our 2 little dogs. First night unobstructed views of sunset over the ocean. Decided to stay a few more nights. Beach is fantastic, but no dogs allowed so we will jave to travel for that, makes me very sad.

Site33
Month of VisitOctober
Federico C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2022

Excellent all way around

Perfect for families. Can be slightly noisy if your side is on the back side by the freeway

Site64
Month of VisitOctober
J
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2022

Oh yeah

Went with friends and we love the scenery of the campground

Month of VisitJuly

Location

El Capitan State Beach is located in California

Directions

The beach is located off Hwy 101 seventeen miles west of Santa Barbara. From Hwy 101 north- or southbound, take Exit 117 for El Capitán State Beach. Proceed south toward the ocean and the park entrance.

Coordinates

34.4627950693706 N
120.02985574382971 W

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