El Capitán State Beach offers visitors a sandy beach, rocky tidepools, and stands of sycamore and oaks along El Capitán Creek. It’s a perfect setting for swimming, fishing, surfing, picnicking and camping. A stairway provides access from the bluffs to the beach area.
Please Note: For the current status of this park, please call (805) 968-1033.
Location – Directions
The beach is located off Highway 101 19 miles up-coast from Santa Barbara, take the El Capitan State Beach exit.
El Capitán State Beach no longer has an RV dump station. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.