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Refugio State Park and Beach

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Refugio State Park and Beach

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Santa Ynez Valley Wine Tour
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Santa Ynez Valley Wine Tour

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Santa Ynez Valley is known for producing excellent California central coast wines, and this tour offers a laid-back escape with tastings at three local wineries. Enjoy peace of mind with safe transportation to and from, learn about the region's history, and stop in the quaint town of Los Olivos to shop for handmade goods.
$139.00 per adult
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Robin V wrote a review Sep 2020
Indiana646 contributions88 helpful votes
We stopped for a short stroll with out 24 year old son. The cost was $10 to enter. The beach park has several palm trees. The sand is soft and the beach is plenty wide enough. We were here on a Saturday morning and it was not very busy. With just a short walk we had the beach all to ourselves. We walked south for about one mile. We reached a point were the clift sticks out just into the ocean. My son and I climbed up on the point. While up there we saw a seal stick his head up out of the kelp forest. so cool!!! There is a store here but it was closed due to COVID. This would be a very nice beach to come spend the day at.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Morgan D wrote a review Jun 2020
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I am very disappointing in our stay at this camp ground. I was there with my family this week celebrating Fathers Day. We decided to go for a beach walk but missed the " no dogs on beach" sign. I will admit this was our fault. We should have known to check the camp ground rules before we assumed. This (to me) seems to be a silly rule to begin with. With that being said, while walking back to our campsite we were approached by a so called "Peace Officer" wearing a bullet proof vest with a gun on his hip. He immediately was very intense with us about our dog being on the beach and acted like we were criminals. Never in my life have I been approached so aggressively by an officer like this. He was mean, aggressive and did not give us a chance to explain ourselves before he erupted into a an unwarranted and down right rude lecture. We were polite a cooperated with him the entire time while he treated us like we were about to be arrested. We were at a family camp ground and he made us feel like were at a prison camp, just for having our dog on the beach. A warning would have been fine. We didn't need the power trip lecture. There is no need for this type of interaction at a camp ground. We will not be back.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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TMS wrote a review Feb 2020
Portland, Oregon58 contributions32 helpful votes
Beaches were quite rocky for some time, but this visit seemed to have far more sandy beach area. Yay. A beautiful spot to visit/camp.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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stpats5 wrote a review Feb 2020
Solana Beach, California4 contributions1 helpful vote
So we typically camp at Carpinteria but thought we’d stop for a visit to Refugio. The beach, parking lot and bathrooms were filthy. Won’t be back.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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awaywegoto wrote a review Feb 2020
Shelbyville, Kentucky158 contributions34 helpful votes
We stayed in Goleta and visited as many beaches as possible. This was a fave of ours. The beaches of southern California are all beautiful but this one is a delight
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Date of experience: January 2020
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