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Refugio State Park and Beach

Goleta, CA
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Refugio State Beach Kayak Tour
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Goleta, CA
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

It is always nice to go someplace different & camp in our RV. The group site is nice as you can get a lot of RV's into the Mesa campspot area. BUT...trying to get this spot on the weekend is nearly impossible. When we do...More

Thank JstLv2Crz
Reviewed 10 July 2015

We loved the long walks along this coastline. Great place to walk near sunset. The Sunsets were amazing here. If you can find a day with a few clouds you will love the results as the sunsets. Lots of great places to walk along the...More

Thank don3569
Reviewed 7 July 2015

We were surprised to find out that we had to pay to get in here...just to park and walk down to the beach. Not worth it in my opinion. We were told by some that most days the park ranger at the window is not...More

2  Thank N B
Reviewed 2 June 2015

We didn't camp but visited the picnic area. A great place to bring friends for a day of grilling out on the beach, kayaking and walking along the picturesque rocks! Nice restrooms on property big shade trees and it wasn't too busy. Most definitely would...More

Thank Jody K
Reviewed 29 April 2015

We were in site 28 at the campground…….nothing like the ambience of a freight train running through your campsite (including one at 2am on Friday night!). Yikes! The sites are relatively close together -- but you are at the beach. I think we'll try another...More

1  Thank kathyinil
Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

spent $55.00 4 "prime spot" could see the ocean but dead grass and some shade. primitive sites. no hook ups or water at sites. pay showers really? friendly people quiet campground. 2 expensive 4 what they offer

2  Thank czech2011
Reviewed 10 March 2015 via mobile

I didn't like the rocks you have to walk and stumble through to get to the beach...after walking my dog on the beach, I saw a sign that said no dogs.. I personally think dogs, kids, and beaches go together, but I guess not everyone...More

Thank he b
Reviewed 16 January 2015

This state park along with El Capitan are only 10-15 minutes north of the Bacara. Both parks are fun to visit, and you can walk/ride bikes the 3 mile path between them both for a fun family adventure. Saturday nights during the summer El Capitan...More

1  Thank mgw4407mgw
Reviewed 30 November 2014 via mobile

Came here with some friends who come here often. Amazing silken sand on which to walk. Less than amazing tar to stick to your feet. Rubs off.

1  Thank CarmichaelVentura
Reviewed 17 October 2014

The sand is soft and light colored, and the rocks make for a scenic beach. I understand that there are naturally occurring tar deposits on the beach. I never saw the tar, but had to spend 30 minutes scrubbing the soles of my shoes with...More

1  Thank corpdoc
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Kellyjo D
5 June 2016|
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Response from kimibean | Reviewed this property |
In the past there have been Jr. ranger programs at El Capitan State beach which is just 2 miles away. They have met on wed am and there is always an educational program (called a "campfire") on sat evenings. Look at the... More
25 September 2015|
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Response from Camarillodan | Reviewed this property |
You should not have a problem. Depending on the spot you may need to unhook and park your truck next to your rig. Good luck!
Doris A. S
26 June 2015|
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Response from czech2011 | Reviewed this property |
due 2 recent oil spill u need 2 contact reserve America 2 get current info. highly doubt