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Refugio State Park and Beach

Goleta, CA
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Refugio State Beach Kayak Tour
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Reviewed 10 March 2015 via mobile

I didn't like the rocks you have to walk and stumble through to get to the beach...after walking my dog on the beach, I saw a sign that said no dogs.. I personally think dogs, kids, and beaches go together, but I guess not everyone...More

Thank he b
Reviewed 15 January 2015

This state park along with El Capitan are only 10-15 minutes north of the Bacara. Both parks are fun to visit, and you can walk/ride bikes the 3 mile path between them both for a fun family adventure. Saturday nights during the summer El Capitan...More

1  Thank mgw4407mgw
Reviewed 30 November 2014 via mobile

Came here with some friends who come here often. Amazing silken sand on which to walk. Less than amazing tar to stick to your feet. Rubs off.

1  Thank CarmichaelVentura
Reviewed 16 October 2014

The sand is soft and light colored, and the rocks make for a scenic beach. I understand that there are naturally occurring tar deposits on the beach. I never saw the tar, but had to spend 30 minutes scrubbing the soles of my shoes with...More

1  Thank corpdoc
Reviewed 1 October 2014

Refugio Beach State Park is at a spectacular setting with palm springs, gentle breezes, and is in my opinion a little bit of paradise along the Pacific Ocean. Today it was just a delightful visit. We have camped here for Thanksgiving before and had a...More

1  Thank mini
Reviewed 1 October 2014

...of my life; beautiful. Unexpected. If you camp, you'll fall asleep to the waves crashing on the beach (camp site not on water-do your research for that). A smaller, kinder version of big sur, being a full 5 hours closer to la (one hour drive).

Thank Crupi
Reviewed 29 September 2014

The washrooms need a fire hose taken to it as do the showers... with some bleach DAILY! The pit for the water tap stinks... just stinks..... The store has outrageously priced everything,5 dollars for ice is obscene.... therefore 45 dollars a night was a bit...More

4  Thank 1BarbieF
Reviewed 26 August 2014

My family and I spent four days at Refugio St.Beach Aug 21,22,23 & 24th. The toilets were never cleaned the whole time we were there. Bathroom trash dumped but toilets were never attended to. I wont speak of the showers! The state of California really...More

4  Thank renee2012
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Didn't camp. Just a day trip. Beautiful views out into the ocean. I took a picture that could be the post card epitome of a southern California beach. The weather was nice, sun warming, breeze cooling and the water was a bit warmer than what...More

2  Thank SunnyOnTheGo
Reviewed 29 July 2014

We camped here in a motor home for one night in July in the middle of the week. We arrived in the late evening and it was quite warm still which was nice. The camp host greeted us at our campsite and we were all...More

4  Thank 3monkies
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Kellyjo D
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Response from kimibean | Reviewed this property |
In the past there have been Jr. ranger programs at El Capitan State beach which is just 2 miles away. They have met on wed am and there is always an educational program (called a "campfire") on sat evenings. Look at the... More
25 September 2015|
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Response from Camarillodan | Reviewed this property |
You should not have a problem. Depending on the spot you may need to unhook and park your truck next to your rig. Good luck!
Doris A. S
26 June 2015|
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Response from czech2011 | Reviewed this property |
due 2 recent oil spill u need 2 contact reserve America 2 get current info. highly doubt