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El Capitan State Beach

California State Park

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2 El Capitan State Beach Rd. Goleta, CA 93117 805-968-1033 Official Website

GPS: 34.46, -120.0237

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Overview of El Capitan State Beach

Number of Sites 131

Pad Type asphalt

Reservations yes

Elevation 32 ft / 9 m

Max Length 42 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Q&A - Ask the Community about El Capitan State Beach

To ask questions of the owner or manager please contact the campground directly. 805.968.1033

Garykee asked on 6/13/2023

how to make reservations

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hundredproplems asked on 11/7/2022

I've read a couple of reviews that say some of the sites are smaller than stated. Has anyone experienced this? I'm 34...

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tahoedos asked on 10/8/2022

Can one use a generator at this campground?

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stephanie curry asked on 7/13/2022

Are dogs allowed on the beach and can they be off leash?

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alvinster1 asked on 6/9/2022

Do they have dump a station?

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Reviews of El Capitan State Beach 22 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Site Quality

Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 4G
Confirmed by 11 Users
Last reported 10/30/2022
AT&T 4G/5G
Confirmed by 8 Users
Last reported 10/23/2022

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  • dry camping
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • firewood
  • general store
  • group sites
  • ADA Accessible
  • recycle
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


Sun Outdoors Santa Barbara

Relaxing Weekend

- Hollyrock

Refugio State Beach

Luckiest Get!

- megank

76 Gas Station

Dump station and potable water available

- Family in Wanderland

Cachuma Lake Recreation Area

Ok Stay. Unlikely To Stay Again

- camper-759642

Gaviota State Park

What a Dump

- Apee13

Fremont Campground

Good For Short Camper Vans

- UpCork

Paradise Campground

Terrible for summer

- Modus2412

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