El Capitan State Beach

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

Last Price Paid: $45
Number of Sites: 131
Pad Type: asphalt
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 92 ft
Max Length: 42 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

7 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 3G
4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
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shoshannah
Nissan
10 reviews
Days stayed: 1

shoshannah would stay here again

“My stuff got stolen but the pacific is beautiful ”

Reviewed Feb 16, 2019

Overall Rating

I arrived here in a very rainy winter afternoon. Paid for my spot and left to go back to town to get groceries. I thought I should leave something in the spot to show it was taken so that in the rain a newcomer didn’t have to go back and forth to the ranger only to discover the site was occupied. I left my camp chair and mini coole... more

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Gretchen
Redmond, WA 25' Airstream International 2017 Toyota Sequoia
6 reviews
Days stayed: 1

Gretchen would stay here again

“Great but a little frustrating”

Reviewed May 14, 2018

Overall Rating

Great location, but the spot I was in was hard to back into with my 23' airstream. Also none of the water spouts were threaded on the outside, so I could not fill my empty water tank.

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Dick Tony
San Gabriel, CA 16' Airstream
41 reviews
Nightly rate: $45
Days stayed: 3
“A California coastal "go to" campground.”

Reviewed Jan 31, 2018

Overall Rating

We come here nearly every year. The individual sites vary greatly -- the ones along the bluff with a view of the ocean and the sunsets are world class. The ones closer to the rail line and Highway 101 are less than that. The beach isn't the best -- the ratio of rocks to sand is higher than it is at most southern California beaches, ... more

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3bars
Verizon 3G

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Nick C.
CA 31' Airstream Sovereign Land Yacht Popup
7 reviews
Nightly rate: $45
Days stayed: 1

Nick C. would stay here again

“What a view ! WOW! ”

Reviewed Dec 27, 2017

Overall Rating

Totally stumbled across this place by chance as we headed home from So Cal at Christmas. No hookups, right next to freeway and train tracks but the view is fanatitic.

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Our RV Life
Steamboat Springs, CO 16' Airstream Bambi 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2 reviews
Nightly rate: $35
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 124

Our RV Life would stay here again

“Spectacular Dry Camping”

Reviewed Mar 16, 2017

Overall Rating

Sites were on First Come First Served basis until March 31. Stayed here in a 40' Motorhome. Was able to snag a nice oceanfront spot on the Del Mar Section. There is no dump station or power, but there is water available. Bath houses were closed in this particular area during our stay. Got to enjoy dolphins frolicking. Fairly quiet w... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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HagePhoto
Anchorage, AK 27' Airstream International 2016 Chevy Tahoe
40 reviews
Nightly rate: $45
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 107, 101

HagePhoto would stay here again

“Spectacular, but frustrating”

Reviewed Apr 23, 2016

Overall Rating

Spectacular sites overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Woke to wales moving down the coast not very far offshore. Trail and stairway leads down to a narrow strip of beach beneath the cliffs. Awesome for exploring. California State Parks reservation system is such that someone can reserve a site out from under you from the comfort of their... more

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5bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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Peabrain
Long Beach, CA 25' Airstream Flying Cloud 2016 Ford F250 4x4
8 reviews
Nightly rate: $36
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 97
“Peaceful wintertime campground”

Reviewed Mar 06, 2016

Overall Rating

We thoroughly enjoyed a quick, spur of the moment weekend escape from LA. During the offseason, all spaces are walk in (no reservations accepted) and only two of the loops are open. Space 107 is the money spot, right on the cliff with a fantastic ocean view, but also not as much privacy. All of the spaces in this same row (105, 103, 10... more

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4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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

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