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El Capitan State Beach

33 Reviews

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This campground is closed for the season from July 14, 2021 through July 10, 2022.

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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. Activities and Facilities…

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 campsite

Stay Connected

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

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Tent Cabin

Features

For Campers

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

For Vehicles

  • Water Hookups

Reviews

33 Reviews of El Capitan State Beach

Ratings Breakdown

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Alisa B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2021

Favorite campground in California

Absolutely spot on camping for tents, RVs or trailers!

Group spots are available as well. Some spots are close to a train which isn’t the best, but from a lot of spots you can hear or see the ocean.

Clean bathrooms and showers.

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Month of VisitSeptember
Kyle L.
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2021

Large camp ground

Very large camp ground that is good for tent rv or pop up camper Right next to the oceanand many of the sites have some tree coverage and shade There are handicapped sites as well Fair amount of restrooms with showers although at times the are a bit unclean The beach can be crowded as well because…

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Month of VisitJuly
Amelia F.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2021

Dolphins at camp!

This spot was great! We got one row back from the edge of the cliff but luckily no one was camping in it when we were there. We got to see a pod of dolphins swimming by as we ate breakfast. Great views of the beach and nice bathrooms for a campground.

Month of VisitJune

Location

El Capitan State Beach is located in California

Directions

The beach is located off Highway 101 seventeen miles west of Santa Barbara.

Coordinates

34.46279509 N
120.0298554 W

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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. Activities and Facilities Include: -Picnic Areas -Exhibits and Programs -Fishing -Guided Tours -Scuba Diving/Snorkeling -Beach Area -Swimming -Windsurfing/Surfing -Family Programs -Geocaching

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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