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El Capitán State Beach
Driving Directions to El Capitán SB
Camping and Lodging
Online reservations are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reservations can be made 7 months in advance on the first day of the month beginning at 8:00 a.m. PST via the website, by mail, or by calling the toll free telephone number at 1-800-444-7275. Due to seasonal volume, access to the ReserveAmerica website and the telephone line may at times be limited.Online Reservations
Brochures and Campground Maps
Upcoming Park Events
No events scheduled at this moment.
El Capitan State Beach Showers Shut Off Due to Drought
Due to the severe drought conditions the State is experiencing, showers at El Capitan State Beach will not be available to visitors starting July 31, 2014. The well that supplies water to the park has been experiencing consistently lower production this year and has reached a point where water production can no longer meet park demand.
The showers will remain unavailable until water production returns to acceptable levels.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and ask you to conserve water during this drought.
At this time, water services at Refugio State Beach and Gaviota State Park are not being impacted.
Please Note: For the current status of this park, please call (805) 968-1033.
El Capitán State Beach no longer has an RV dump station. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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.
Beach wheelchairs are available for use by the public with no cost. With this specially designed chair, wheelchair users may access the beach at several locations. Contact a ranger or lifeguard for additional information.
Location - Directions
The beach is located off Highway 101 seventeen miles west of Santa Barbara.
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RV rental policy
Trailers may be rented from 101 RV Rental Concession. This is the only permitted business for delivery of RVs in this state park. For any questions contact 101 RV Rental 877-392-2674
Camp Store Hours
Our cooperative association supports educational programs and projects in our parks. Please visit their website. http://www.friendsofccsp.org/