Camping & RV Parks

In Santa Barbara, stepping out of your abode and onto the beach doesn’t always mean you have to splurge on an expensive seaside resort. Coveted campgrounds and RV parks pepper the Santa Barbara South Coast, making it easy and affordable to set up shop on some of California’s most pristine shoreline.

Camping here has often been cited as one of the most inviting trips on the West Coast, and understandably so. Over 300 days of sunshine every year and mild temperatures throughout all four seasons make this an easy, comfortable, and convenient place to park or pop a tent. Camping and RV sites range from ocean-side state parks to the hidden gems of Los Padres National Forest.

Most campsites are still close to town, while also being just far enough off the beaten path that you’ll feel as removed from daily life as you need to, and as close to nature as you can get.

Featured Camping & RV Parks in Santa Barbara


Jalama Beach County Park & Campground

Land near Jalama Creek was once a Chumash Indian settlement named "Halama". In 1943, 23.5 acres of privately owned land was donated to the County of Santa Barbara, and thus, our park was formed. Jalama Beach is a respite from typically bustling…

Refugio State Beach

Refugio State Beach offers excellent coastal fishing as well as trails and picnic sites. Palm trees planted near Refugio Creek give a distinctive look to the beach and camping area.  Please Note:  For the current status of this park,…

Santa Barbara Sunrise RV Park

This the ONLY RV park located in the city of Santa Barbara. Enjoy the hospitality of our small, family owned urban RV park.  We offer convenient, comfortable RV sites and friendly, dependable service.  All spaces have full hookups,…