El Capitán SB

State Beach

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.

Your Inspiring Venue

Are you looking for a memorable wedding or event location with gorgeous ocean views? Contact our event coordinator at sbspecialevents@parks.ca.gov

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
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday   9am-5pm

Our cooperative association supports educational programs and projects in our parks. Please visit their website. http://www.friendsofccsp.org/

·Park Information

  • Hours of Operation:

    dawn ‘til dusk

  • Park Office Telephone:

    (805) 968-1033

  • Region

    Central Coast


    Santa Barbara

  • Max Camper Length:

    42 Feet

    Max Trailer Length

    42 Feet

  • Purchase Annual Passes

Operating Hours

8:00 AM to sunset