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Jalama Beach County Park

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Address: Star Route, Jalama Rd, Lompoc, CA 93436
Phone Number: 805-736-3504, 805-736-6316
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My favorite beach ever

Look out for the wind it can get up high but when there is no wind the beach is absolutely amazing. Love caning here with a fire to roast Smores. Just have fun and let loose plus... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
MJG16
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Orange, California
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Orange, California
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Look out for the wind it can get up high but when there is no wind the beach is absolutely amazing. Love caning here with a fire to roast Smores. Just have fun and let loose plus the shack that is there makes world class burgers that people flock from miles away

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Bakersfield, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

About 15 miles... not minutes outside of the awesome town of Lompoc....Due to remote access this State park beach is an adventure worth every minute of the 45 minute drive down a bumpy twisty road...but when you see the Pacific come into view 500 feet below you know you have arrived...over an Amtrack railroad crossing and down to the campground... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to go in the water do as the in-the-know people seem to have figured out, bring a wetsuit. The water, in July, is frigid. The day we visited there were no worthwhile surfable waves. The more adventurous boogie boarders got some good rides. The surfers - not so much. There's zero shade anywhere; the beach nor the... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

welcome to southern California where everything costs more than it should. nice beach, long drive on curvy winding roads. Santa Barbara county park. nothing even remotely close. one crowded store. some cabins, mostly RV spots and day camping. windsurfing is good because there is 40 knots of wind all the time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Nice beach. It's a State Park, so bring $ for the entrance fee. They do offer a free 15-minute pass, which is nice. It's cool that there's a camp-ground too. Lots of happy people, puppies, and kids (and some drunk people). We didn't stay long (got the visitor pass) because it was CRAZY windy...which equals lots of kite-boarders! Very cool... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

A delightful 14 mile winding bucolic drive from Rt. 1 ends at Jalama Beach where there is a camping ground and a general store and restaurant. The hike goes south to Point Conception, a 10-mile round trip that should take 3 1/2 to 4 hours. If you're intending on doing the whole hike it involves some scrambles over rocks and... More 

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1 Thank Clifford W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite beaches - it's a beautiful drive to get to it - you can enjoy long walks and the Jalama burgers at the beach are the best .

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Prescott, Arizona
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Great place to find what California looked like before it was settled. Best burgers anywhere and the tiny store has pretty much anything you forgot. Great place to watch whales in the winter nut it will get windy. RV spots are tight and good for 26 foot or less and easier if you have a 5th wheel. Beach spots are... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

I have camped here but many many years ago...For those of you who camped at Jalama Beach can you tell me more about the parking situation? I have reservations for August 2016. The reservation mentions only 2 cars per site. I know it's a long, winding road about 12-14 miles to the campground. We are most likely going to have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

The drive is long and windy, but eventually you turn a bend and get a breathtaking view of the ocean and cliffs. Just a short walk either direction takes you to rocks, shells, and tide pools. Dunes separate the parking and camping zones from the beach. You do have to pay for parking, but you can get in free if... More 

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