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Phone Number: 805-968-1033

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Best family camping

Between family and friends we've been camping here almost 30 years, from teenagers through young families to just relaxing. Was there Halloween 2014 and will be there first... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
Keith K
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Goleta
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California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Wow! The most perfect campgrounds that I've ever been to. Plenty of shade. Clean showers & bathrooms. Short walk down to the beach. The beach is amazing. I can't wait to go back.

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Goleta
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Between family and friends we've been camping here almost 30 years, from teenagers through young families to just relaxing. Was there Halloween 2014 and will be there first weekend in May 2015. Get reservations way in advance as this place gets sold out early for the travel season and very crowded in the "off" season if there is such a... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Peaceful, clean and has hiking trails. I came by myself to check it out, planning a trip with the family to have a picnic.

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Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
56 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We spotted here not knowing what to expect and it's awesome. Small, out of the way, beach, picnic tables, good water, nice sand. There are all sorts of short little hiking trails that wind around through the trees and flowers so if you want to take a break from the sun you can cool off in the shade doing that.... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I've had the good fortune of traveling a lot in my life, and El Capitan is still one of my favorite places. It's close to Megapolis yet it looks, and often feels, a thousand miles away. The short nature hikes out to the beach under the Sycamore arches and along the oak-lined pathways are sublime. The further ability to ride... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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276 reviews 276 reviews
77 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We stopped for lunch here, nice beach, good views and waves, but with so many vistas on the Central coast, this one does not jump out too far. There is a 9 dollar entrance fee.

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Woodland Hills, CA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
47 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is one of our most favorite beaches to go to. The parking is easy and there are bathrooms and showers. In the summer there is even a snack shack available! At Lowtide it's really wonderful to take a walk as well. Make sure to bring tar remover because there is plenty on the beach. Just 10 minutes north of... More 

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Long Beach, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Quiet and peaceful prior to Christmas. Three-fourths of campground closed during this slower time of year. First come-first serve on what was open. Stayed three nights. Arrived two nights prior to Christmas and got a very scenic spot up on the cliff. More folks rolled in on the night of the 25th. Campground hosts were friendly and not into micro-managing... More 

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San Diego, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

While the park is on the cliffs overlooking the ocean and is close to Santa Barbara, it is incredibly loud at night. The car noise from 101 is loud at night, two trains went by each night and there were planes flying over around 2:00 AM. Cold showers are included but you have to pay for warm. The park is... More 

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Fremont, California
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2,419 reviews 2,419 reviews
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1,379 helpful votes 1,379 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

El Capitan State Beach is a pretty Pacific Ocean day use and campground in Goleta. We have gone several times; this time later in the day.

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