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Refugio State Beach

Contact Information

(805) 968-1033

Park Hours

Year-round dawn 'til dusk

Max. Trailer Lengths

Trailer: 27 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: 30 Feet

Driving Directions to Refugio SB

Refugio SB is located 20 miles West of Santa Barbara on Highway 101 at Refugio Road.
10 Refugio Beach Road, Goleta CA 93117

Camping and Lodging

Visitors will be able to reserve campsites and lodging six months in advance from the current date. Bookings may extend from the arrival date to the desired departure date – based on availability and the park’s maximum stay rules.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.


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 Maps:

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.

Refugio SB
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

Camp Store hours
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday   9am-5pm

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Available Activities and Facilities at Refugio State Beach

Family Campsites
Group Campsites
Hike or Bike Campsites
RV Access
Bike Trails
Hiking Trails
Picnic Areas
Exhibits and Programs
Beach Area
Family Programs
Camp Store
Restrooms / Showers
Outdoor Showers
Drinking Water Available
Wheelchair Accessible