1. Travel
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Santa Barbara Beach Camping

Beach Campgrounds and Camping Spots in Santa Barbara

By

Near Santa Barbara, you'll find some nice places for California beach camping, although some of them are a little far out of town.

  • Carpinteria State Beach: Twelve miles south of Santa Barbara. Offers a mile of California beach: camping swimming, surf fishing, tide pooling.

     

  • Gaviota State Park: California beach camping 33 miles west of Santa Barbara. The campground is right next to the beach, below a towering railroad trestle. Sometimes windy but good for fishing off the pier.

     

  • Jalama Beach: Bring your own camper for beachfront Santa Barbara, California beach camping or rent a fully-equipped trailer.

     

  • Refugio State Beach: Located 20 miles west of Santa Barbara. The tree-shaded campground is just across a small road from the beach.

El Capitan State Beach has the word "beach" in its name and it's very pretty, we can't really classify El Capitan as a good place for California beach camping because the campsites are above the beach on a bluff. We're including it here just you you'll know what to expect and won't get fooled.

More California Beach Camping: Southern California | Ventura County | Central Coast | Northern California

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.