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between Buellton and Santa Barbara
This is a quirky campground that offers swimming, fishing, diving and a hike ending in a hot springs. There is a fishing pier and a train trestle crosses the day use parking lot.
Amenities include a camp shop, hookups, showers and restrooms. It is about 20 minutes from Buellton and 45 minutes from Santa Barbara.
The wind is strong along this stretch of coast and there isn't a lot of trees for shade or cover. Camping is handled on a first come first served basis. You will need to contact the park directly for more information.
Directions: Take the 101N from Santa Barbara until you come to signs for Gaviota State Park. Be very careful, however, if you are going northbound as you will be crossing oncoming highway traffic!