El Capitán State Beach is a popular spot for swimming, fishing, surfing, picnicking, and camping. It features a sandy beach, rocky tidepools, and stands of sycamore and oaks along El Capitán Creek, as well as a 2.5-mile bike trail that connects the park to Refugio State Beach.

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Expert Review of El Capitán State Beach

Beach Review of El Capitán State Beach

Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
BeachExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
BeachExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • This is a great beach for those who want to get away from Santa Barbara's more crowded stretches of sand. Plus, it offers both beach and a shady wooded area.
  • The main activities here include swimming, surfing, and fishing. It is also a great spot for just enjoying a day at the beach. If you have bikes, take the 2.5-mile trail to Refugio State Beach for a change of scenery.
  • Facilites here include showers, restrooms, tables, grills, and there's a campground if you want to stay over.

Parking: 8:00 a.m. to sunset

Visitor Information

Email: info@parks.ca.gov
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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