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Hold on to your hat!!

Pulling up to the beach is pretty awesome after traversing a poorly maintained winding road... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Ryan T
San Diego, California
via mobile
Jalama beach

Loved this campground. It's a little bit out of the way but worth the 14 miles of curvy road. We... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2015
Tehachapi, California
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10 Jul 2017
“Hold on to your hat!!”
30 Mar 2015
“Jalama beach”
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Pulling up to the beach is pretty awesome after traversing a poorly maintained winding road, breathtaking view. The wind was howling at 40-60 mph when we stepped out of our vehicle making the beach seem like a movie set in the Sahara desert. Apparently this...More

Thank Ryan T
Reviewed 31 March 2015

Loved this campground. It's a little bit out of the way but worth the 14 miles of curvy road. We went wine tasting at near by wineries and went to the "The Taste of Solvang" We watched the whales migrating North, and the surfers were...More

1  Thank Sammie63
Reviewed 10 November 2014

Never camped here but come for the surf and quiet beach. It takes effort to get here but worth it for a surf and a burger. About 14miles each way from the highway. Take a picture. Come back for stormy as well as sunny days.

Thank SanMo
Reviewed 10 August 2014

We recently camped at Jalama from August 5th to the 8th and I have not felt that relaxed in a long time. We were in a large group and we had a total of 6 spots that were close to the play ground, the store,...More

3  Thank Brian r
Reviewed 2 July 2014

We still love this beach but, it has changed its policy this year 2014. It is now mostly a reservation only campground. 20% is still first come first serve(FCFS). Don't drive all the way out there if you don't have reservations.

3  Thank Elyse D
Reviewed 17 June 2013

As stated in my title, this was my first time camping. Ever. I'm nearly 32 years old, and my husband finally convinced me to "rough it" overnight. We were invited by a friend and his girlfriend whom had camped at Jalama Beach before, and I...More

2  Thank Lindy J
Reviewed 1 September 2011

There are only a few campgrounds in California that do first come first served as opposed to having to book in MONTHS or typically a YEAR in advance. This is one of them. It's well worth the chance you take of maybe not getting a...More

20  Thank rinkydinkla
Reviewed 5 August 2011

You really feel away from it all at this secluded beach. Every campsite might be filled but you are not right on top of each other. You have a wonderful beach, clean campsites, a great little store, no cell phone service, and the most beautiful...More

1  Thank kelly822
Reviewed 7 July 2011

An unspoiled stretch of sand curves into the northern horizon, bending beneath rolling coastal hills turned light brown by the approaching summer. Dark gray cliffs stand in sharp contrast to the sun-lit beach and run parallel to the ocean’s green edge of breaking wind-whipped waves....More

8  Thank JohnLinder
Reviewed 24 May 2011

I went on a February day. The weather was cold, and (thus) the beach was largely deserted. As I understand it, you can't reserve sites and during the summer you have to show up very early for a spot. Being February, I had no trouble...More

1  Thank crumford
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