El Capitan Beach and State Park

El Capitan Beach and State Park

Camp Store Hours:
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 9am-5pm

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.

Beach wheelchairs are available for use by the public with no cost. With this specially designed chair, wheelchair users may access the beach at several locations. Contact a ranger or lifeguard for additional information.


The beach is located off Highway 101 seventeen miles west of Santa Barbara.

Your Inspiring Venue:

Are you looking for a memorable wedding or event location with gorgeous ocean views? Contact our event coordinator at [email protected]

RV rental policy:

Trailers may be rented from 101 RV Rental Concession. This is the only permitted business for delivery of RVs in this state park. For any questions contact 101 RV Rental 805-210-7391

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