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El Capitan State Beach
Hwy 101
between Gaviota and Santa Barbara
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This is a wonderful campground and beach that does fill up, sometimes months in advance.  Make sure to make your reservations if you plan to come here.  There are approximate 140 campsites for both individuals and groups.

Amenities include RV hookups, pay showers, restrooms, hiking and bike trails, a fabulous beach, a seasonal general store and an outdoor arena.  Many of the sites offer an ocean view.  Refugio Beach is just 2.5 miles away. 

You are about a half hour from Santa Barbara.

Directions: Take the 101N until you reach the El Capitan signs.  At the bottom of the exit turn left and go under the bridge. The road will take you right into the park.