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Refugio State Park and Beach

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Goleta, CA
+1 805-968-3852
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got one of the group sites. The grounds were dirt/pavement with lots of rocks and no trees on our site. We made the best of it. Had pop up canopys and used futon mattresses so it all worked out. Pros: walk to beach, hot...More

Thank Diana H
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Really nice picturesque location - nice clean beach just off the highway. A nice place to stop for a while.

Thank Harrison_F_Carter
Reviewed August 10, 2018

We love Refugio State Park and Beach. It's so Beautiful and pieceful. This is a great place to take your family on a vacation or even just for a few days.

Thank 836kristink
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This was a great place to camp with my family and bunch of other friends. If you wanted a place with privacy, this is not the place as the camp sites are all right on top of each other. But the location is amazing and...More

Thank Terri A
Reviewed July 13, 2018

Wonderful, relaxing and enjoyable beach. This California beach not only allows one to chill out under the sun and lounge, but if you like to fish, you can. If you want to picnic, you can. If you want to camp, you can. This palm-laden beach...More

Thank GastroEclectico
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I went to Refugio State Park and Beach to go rock hounding on the beach and found lots of nice rocks.

Thank John K
Reviewed June 24, 2018

After almost 20 years living locally (and have camped Jalama several times, and Channel Islands) we did a very last minute...took the cancelled person's reservation...weekend family camping trip to Refugio. We have visited a few times in the day but to camp there is really...More

Thank ABP805
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

...try to book on the outer rim closest to the ocean as they have direct ocean views. If you book on middle row on the parks site, you’ll be compacted ontop of everyone. They sell firewood for the fire pits all through the week but...More

Thank Crupi
Reviewed May 7, 2018

Probably the nicest beach on the coast . with a feel of the islands . camping small store Good surfing , fishing or just hanging out .. book early in the year fills up fast

Thank chipstar132018
Reviewed April 12, 2018

We loved this campground and would return for another few nights. Hot showers for just pennies. Each site offers a fire ring and big picnic table. Lovely tall palm trees. basketball court, water and flush toilets. All very handy.

Thank KathyLP320
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May 13, 2018|
Response from KathyLP320 | Reviewed this property |
Oh, I tried to include the link to their site, but Trip Advisor doesn't allow links in these answers....so I will list their info below Phone Number (805) 968-1033 Max. Trailer Lengths Trailer: 27 Feet Camper/Motorhome: 30... More
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June 4, 2016|
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Response from kimibean | Reviewed this property |
In the past there have been Jr. ranger programs at El Capitan State beach which is just 2 miles away. They have met on wed am and there is always an educational program (called a "campfire") on sat evenings. Look at the... More
September 24, 2015|
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Response from Camarillodan | Reviewed this property |
You should not have a problem. Depending on the spot you may need to unhook and park your truck next to your rig. Good luck!