El Capitan State Beach

Highway 101 at El Capitan State Beach exit
Santa Barbara, CA

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.

El Capitan State Beach

Highway 101 at El Capitan State Beach exit
Santa Barbara, CA 93117

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