Refugio Campground

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About Refugio Campground

Description

If the idea of falling asleep in a tent to the sound of surf and swaying palm trees sounds idyllic, add Refugio State Beach camping to your travel list. Choose among 66 campsites at Refugio Campground, just twenty miles west of Santa Barbara. The family-friendly campground is lined with tropical palm trees and offers amenities such as fire rings, picnic tables, restrooms, pay Read more...

If the idea of falling asleep in a tent to the sound of surf and swaying palm trees sounds idyllic, add Refugio State Beach camping to your travel list. Choose among 66 campsites at Refugio Campground, just twenty miles west of Santa Barbara. The family-friendly campground is lined with tropical palm trees and offers amenities such as fire rings, picnic tables, restrooms, pay showers and a small general store. Adventure opportunities are endless here, from surf fishing and kayaking to hiking and biking along immaculate coastal trails. The campground is close to the highway, but count on the symphony of crashing waves lulling you to sleep over the sound of passing cars.

Fires are allowed
Potable water is available
Pets are allowed
  • Listing type: Public
  • No. of sites: 66
  • Phone: (805) 968-1033
  • Accessibility: Park at listing
  • Campsite area: Bring your own Tents, Cars, Vans, Trailers, RV & Motorhomes
Toilets
Picnic table
Trash
Showers
RV hookup
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Surfing
Swimming
Horseback riding
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

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Hipcamper Bryn

We used to come to this beach for field trips all the time when I was in elementary school. It's an awesome family-friendly beach area - not over-luxurious, but a great location. And lots of coastal space for games and picnics. But look out for the June fog.

Hipcamper Luis

I stayed here for 3 days to celebrate my birthday in March. The beach adjacent campground is well kept with working bathrooms and showers. Each site has a fire ring with BBQ grate, and some areas are shaded with trees during the day. There are sites for both reservation and first-come, first-serve. Scuba Diving is popular here because of a reef nearby, and Kayaking here gives you a great chance to dolphins.

Hipcamper Jennifer

You should be warned that, when the breeze blows from onshore, you hear the freeway noise a LOT. And trains pass RIGHT by the campground. If you REALLY don't like truck, car and train noise, you probably shouldn't camp here.

Park
Refugio State Beach
State
California
Phone Number
(805) 968-1033
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
34.464° N, 120.07° W
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