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El Capitan State Beach

+1 805-968-1033
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Great spot, open more facilities!!

Great little spot just north of Santa Barbara, lots of choice of campgrounds. It was probably just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ryan C
Manchester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Amazing Camping Experience

I arrived last minute on my way back down the central coast from a 4 day camping trip. I already... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little spot just north of Santa Barbara, lots of choice of campgrounds. It was probably just cos start of season but many of the bathrooms were closed and water taps not working and the store was also closed. Seemed busy so i think that...More

Thank Ryan C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I arrived last minute on my way back down the central coast from a 4 day camping trip. I already had my gear and drove past a sign for the campground so decided, why not? Boy did we get lucky. It was a beautiful weekend...More

Thank markrob84
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

A Beautiful picturesque Beach. The coast is filled with stones- as the water washes back into the sea- the Sound is quite Lovely. Very unique. Picnic tables right above the water line. We had a dear family friend leave us- and we went to his...More

1  Thank LookattheBRIGHTside
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The camp ground is clean and well kept. The sites are far enough from each other to feel somewhat private. The showers were hot and clean. The beach is outstanding.

Thank Juliana Y
Reviewed 10 November 2016

This Campground is like being in two places..The mountains and the Beach...Your campsite is in the trees..Lots of shade, just like in the mountains...You take a short walk,100 yards on a paved trail and your on the beach...The sites are big and a lot of...More

1  Thank Jeffrey F
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We've been coming here for years and enjoy this campground for its proximity to the beach, town, and wine country; relatively plentiful sites with trees, views, and/or some modicum of privacy; and amenities (eg, coin operated showers). This was a quieter trip than some, which...More

Thank kmfesq
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Went camping here the other weekend and had a great time. The campsites are of good size and water and bathroom/showers are close walking distance. We were in a nice site close to the main road that takes you through the camp. There is a...More

1  Thank dbartoletti
Reviewed 23 August 2016

OK, my Best Man has been trying to get me and my wife to go to El Cap for 3 years now and we finally made it. I had been avoiding going because I am not a big fan of camping next to large groups...More

3  Thank Vin S
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We stayed in August 2016 in camp sites 29, 30, 33, and 36, which are all within view of the water. Weather was perfect - mid to high 70s. 33 and 36 have some nice mature trees that provide shade throughout the day. We were...More

2  Thank John S
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Had so much fun for 2 days and 2 nights here. We camped with out two 5 and 8 year old kids who had an absolute blast. Decent spots for camping and with quick beach access down the cliff. The beach is perfect for young...More

2  Thank ajarvis_12
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Sherice T
Does De anza #87 have any ocean views?
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Jenelle D
Was wondering how much it was for one night tent camping and if I needed to make a reservation or if I was able to drive up and pay there and see what site are available. Also if they allow dogs at their camping sites
2 March 2017|
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