We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: CA
Phone Number: 805-736-6316
Activities: Camping

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 12 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 5
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Jalama beach

Loved this campground. It's a little bit out of the way but worth the 14 miles of curvy road. We went wine tasting at near by wineries and went to the "The Taste of Solvang" We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Sammie63
,
Tehachapi, California
Add Photo Write a Review

12 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Tehachapi, California
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Loved this campground. It's a little bit out of the way but worth the 14 miles of curvy road. We went wine tasting at near by wineries and went to the "The Taste of Solvang" We watched the whales migrating North, and the surfers were entertaining. It was a bit windy everyday, but still a nice place to camp. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Malibu, California
Level Contributor
575 reviews
177 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Never camped here but come for the surf and quiet beach. It takes effort to get here but worth it for a surf and a burger. About 14miles each way from the highway. Take a picture. Come back for stormy as well as sunny days.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We recently camped at Jalama from August 5th to the 8th and I have not felt that relaxed in a long time. We were in a large group and we had a total of 6 spots that were close to the play ground, the store, the horseshoe pits and the bathrooms. This was our first time going and it was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Ventura, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We still love this beach but, it has changed its policy this year 2014. It is now mostly a reservation only campground. 20% is still first come first serve(FCFS). Don't drive all the way out there if you don't have reservations.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Kansas City, Missouri
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

As stated in my title, this was my first time camping. Ever. I'm nearly 32 years old, and my husband finally convinced me to "rough it" overnight. We were invited by a friend and his girlfriend whom had camped at Jalama Beach before, and I was pleasantly surprised! We arrived about 11am. There was no line, as previous reviews stated.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Los Angeles, CA
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

There are only a few campgrounds in California that do first come first served as opposed to having to book in MONTHS or typically a YEAR in advance. This is one of them. It's well worth the chance you take of maybe not getting a spot. The odds of that happening seem rare but could definitely happen during summer months.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 15
Los Angeles
Level Contributor
19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

You really feel away from it all at this secluded beach. Every campsite might be filled but you are not right on top of each other. You have a wonderful beach, clean campsites, a great little store, no cell phone service, and the most beautiful coastline views. There's a great playground for the kids, and lots of space for them... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Santa Maria, California
Level Contributor
50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

An unspoiled stretch of sand curves into the northern horizon, bending beneath rolling coastal hills turned light brown by the approaching summer. Dark gray cliffs stand in sharp contrast to the sun-lit beach and run parallel to the ocean’s green edge of breaking wind-whipped waves. The cliff walls lean slightly away from the water, almost balking at the sheer eroding... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Seattle, WA
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

I went on a February day. The weather was cold, and (thus) the beach was largely deserted. As I understand it, you can't reserve sites and during the summer you have to show up very early for a spot. Being February, I had no trouble getting a great spot: the camp site was right on the beach. Very cool. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
los angeles
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2010

almost a 3 hr drive from los angeles... this is in the middle of nowhere practically so if you need something from the nearby wal mart, it will take about 20 mins to drive out of the campsite area & unto civilization (lompoc is the nearest city) but no worries;; theres a little shop that has everything! & i mean... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Jalama Beach also viewed

 

Been to Jalama Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Jalama Beach

Address: Address: CA
Phone Number: 805-736-6316
Location: United States  >  California (CA)

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Jalama Beach and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Jalama Beach staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?