Year-round dawn 'til dusk
Refugio State Beach
December 12, 2017
Refugio State Beach is currently open and is honoring reservations and walk-up registration for camping and day use.
Any changes in operations due to the Thomas Fire will be updated on this website.
Refugio State Beach is not a recognized evacuation shelter location for victims of the Thomas Fire and does not have the necessary resources to assist with the needs and necessities of evacuees. The nearest shelter location in Santa Barbara County for fire evacuees is located at:
University of California, Santa Barbara Recreation Center
516 Ocean Rd, Santa Barbara, 93106, 516 Ocean Road, Goleta 93106
Updated information on the Thomas Fire can be found at:
CalFire Thomas Fire Evacuation Maps
Most Recent Evacuation Map:
Refugio State Beach offers excellent coastal fishing as well as trails and picnic sites. Palm trees planted near Refugio Creek give a distinctive look to the beach and camping area. Lifeguards patrol the beach year around while lifeguard towers are only staffed roughly from Memorial day weekend through Labor day weekend. Beach wheelchairs are available for use by the public at no cost. With this specially designed chair, wheelchair users may access the beach at several locations. Contact a ranger or lifeguard for additional information.
Visitors can get a unique perspective of the coast line by taking the kayak tours offered by State Park Lifeguards. There are tours available for intermediate and beginning kayakers, and are held roughly from Memorial Day weekend through August.
Refugio SB is located 20 miles West of Santa Barbara on Highway 101 at Refugio Road.
10 Refugio Beach Road
Goleta CA 93117
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Rv Rental Delivery 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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