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.

Jalama Beach County Park

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: Star Route, Jalama Rd, Lompoc, CA 93436
Phone Number: 805-736-3504, 805-736-6316
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 83 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 41
  • 33
    Very good
  • 6
  • 2
  • 1
Long drive for a short stay

Once off Hwy 1, it's 14 miles of narrow winding roads that are currently being repaved. Entry fee is $10, dogs $3, or you can get a 15 minute visitor's pass. If you buy food at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
Oxnard, California
Add Photo Write a Review

83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Fullerton, California
Level Contributor
547 reviews
211 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a unique beach as it is miles away from nowhere. The beach is nice however they do charge $10 for parking. If you're just visiting the Jalama Beach Grill parking is free for one hour. However the Rangers were actually quite rude on our recent visit. When we asked for the one hour free parking we were given... More 

Thank RockNCreekGirl
Oxnard, California
Level Contributor
40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Once off Hwy 1, it's 14 miles of narrow winding roads that are currently being repaved. Entry fee is $10, dogs $3, or you can get a 15 minute visitor's pass. If you buy food at the store (worth it!) you get an extra hour free. I had a burger that everyone was raving about. It was juicy with a... More 

Thank rachel_deCarlos
Mission Viejo, California, United States
Level Contributor
22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Jalama Beach is the perfect vision of what a California beach should be - beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Just know - there is absolutely NO cell service at all - any where even near. Going up the very winding road, the service stops twelve miles before you come to the campground. The campground area is clean, but small and there is... More 

Thank Barbara C
Lompoc, California, United States
Level Contributor
24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I like this beach ok~ It is hard to get camping. It is usually windy,The water has a bad undertow. But people seem to like it. We like to ride the Motorcycles to get a Jalama burger,because the road is windy. You get a pass at the rangers station for an hour & they don't charge you!

1 Thank Donna R
Southern California
Level Contributor
27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Went camping with a bunch of friends. The burger at the store was excellent. I got mine with bacon and cheese. The beach was nice although there was some tar. Camping was great except for the restrooms by the beach. They were DISGUSTING!!! Showers were clean and the restrooms by the entrance was a lot cleaner. Beware of raccoons!!! Make... More 

Thank Ashley.cat
Simi Valley, CA
Level Contributor
148 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It was March and the weather was awesome so it was pretty packed with people. Beautiful beach with a downside. We didn't walk on it because we didn't want to get tar on our feet. The drive down there was very beautiful though. The restaurant was a quaint little beach shack for burgers and beach merchandise, but during busy times... More 

Thank vacay2vacay
Carlsbad, California, United States
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

gorgeous beech, nice drive, but problems with parking. You cannot drive by, you have to get off the main highway 1(PCH) and intentionally drive there. bring your own food and drinks. The campsite not he most convenient one.

Thank Leonid G
Lompoc, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I love the quiet drive back to Jalama beach, being a local with such a great beach nearby that serves a mouth watering burger is SO NICE!

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a beautiful beach, but very windy. We enjoyed watching the wind surfers and the scenery surrounding the park. We stopped to have a jalama burger at the restaurant on the beach and it was delicious. The views from the dining room were especially nice. You can get into the park for an hour for free if you purchase... More 

1 Thank mardog23
Lompoc, California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We loved spending the day here with our teenagers and their friends! Lots of sunshine, lovely beach, and the best "Jalama Burgers" in the galaxy!!! Very filling and a super fun atmosphere!!!

Thank Elaine H

Been to Jalama Beach County Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Jalama Beach County Park and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
4 months ago
Saxonburg, Pennsylvania

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Jalama Beach County Park 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?