Refugio State Beach

Phone Number

(805) 968-1033

Max. Trailer Lengths

Trailer: 27 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: 30 Feet

Park Hours

8am to Sunset

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.

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


Southern California Edison has alerted us to a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff that will affect El Capitan and Refugio State Beach. This is projected to begin on 9/6/19 at 8AM and projected to end at 9/8/19 at 6PM.

 What this shutoff entails is complete power shutoff for the campground during the affected time period. 

 This shutoff would cause us to shut our potable water, restrooms and shower facilities.  This may necessitate implementing measures that may cause us to evacuate and or close the campgrounds.

 We apologize for any inconvenience, our State Park webpage and Reserve California will be updated with the most current information.

 For information about public safety power shutoffs please follow the following link to the Southern California Edison Webpage.



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.

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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