Year-round dawn 'til dusk
Refugio State Beach
Due to the potential for flooding from incoming storms, El Capitan, Gaviota and Refugio state beaches will be closed as a visitor safety precaution until from 12 p.m., Thursday, February 16 until weather permits and the parks have been made safe, Sunday February 19 at the earliest. The U. S. Weather Service is predicting rainfall totals this weekend to exceed amounts that caused extensive flooding earlier this year.
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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