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Refugio State Park and Beach

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Goleta, CA
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Diana H
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Harrison-F-Carter
Reviewed 11 August 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 836kristink
Reviewed 6 August 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Terri A
Reviewed 13 July 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank GastroEclectico
Reviewed 9 July 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank John K
Reviewed 25 June 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

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank ABP805
Reviewed 20 June 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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Crupi
Reviewed 8 May 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank chipstar132018
Reviewed 13 April 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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KathyLP320
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14 May 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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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