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Simi Valley, California
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed during late fall and the grounds are very quiet during weekdays. It is very close to the freeway so get a spot further away. It is pricey but they offer winter rates if you book in August. You can walk to El Capitan State Beach and next door is another campground that has luxury tents. The staff is...

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Yucaipa, California
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Besides being near the train tracks it was nice great view! Beach was lovely- However we stopped at the market during the hours it was suppose to be open NO one was around. We went to the check booth and was told they were out surfing! Lol say what? We had to go the freeway to find an exit that...

Thank sj2dj
Houston, Texas
Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Our site was nice and clean, but we did not have a view of the ocean as we were told due to the plants being very tall. The real disappointment was the burned out mountain and trails. There was absolutely nothing to see on our hike up the trail. We were not told about the fire in June when we...

Thank Terry F
Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed October 10, 2016

We have stayed here on average a couple times a year for the last 4 years. We have noticed signs that something has changed from the last few visits . The landscaping does not to appear to be trimmed as well as it used to. This hides the great qualities of this park (Ocean View). Side walks are covered with...

Thank ae72670
Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

I knew the price upfront. So I am hesitant to complain about that. But going in I was wondering what a 115 dollars per night RV place would offer. Maybe your own restroom? Or an amazing pool with water slides etc? Maybe breakfast included? Anyway I had big expectations. But non of these came true 🙁. Sure it is a...

Thank Gert Jan v
Pasadena, Ca.
Reviewed September 19, 2016

We stumbled upon this RV park after our original destination, Refugio State Beach park was full. It was a Friday afternoon and all the local state parks were packed to the rafters. I called the front desk and was informed that they had plenty of vacancies. I was initially perturbed by price of a nightly stay but forged on ahead,...

Thank rock_botttom
Dorchester dorset
Reviewed August 27, 2016

The first stop on our rv trip. convenient off of the 101, so expected some highway noise and slept well. Only stayed for one night but would definatley stay again if in the area. nice shop, clean pool, pretty grounds. Kids were happy with the pool. Rv sites were spacious.

Thank 923leannep
Paris, France
Reviewed August 22, 2016

We got the last spot on the ocean view side, There are about 10 spots that were converted from a parking lot. No services, so the generator noise can get annoying at night. Luckily our neighbours didn't use theirs at night. The view was incredible, and it was about a 10 minute walk to the beach from our site.

Thank Drea M
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

This RV park is beautiful and more like a luxury resort. I'd give it a five stars review but unfortunately it is a bit noisy due to its location near the freeway. Plenty of clean bathrooms are available as well as a nice pool. Nice to have the neighboring El Capitan Canyon Resort as an additional resource.

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Santa Clarita, California
Reviewed August 16, 2016

We tent camp here, and while they try to make it "Sunset" elegant with slightly elevated and raked sand enclosures for tents, the spaces tend toward living right on top of the strangers that just pulled in too. We moved once, and then people move once we got situated - so it looked like everyone was like "this is so...

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Additional Information about Ocean Mesa Campground at El Capitan

Address: El Capitan Terrace Lane, Santa Barbara, CA
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $55 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 100
Also Known As:
Ocean Mesa Campground At El Capitan Hotel Santa Barbara
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“If you don't like freeway noise, get a spot on the east side.”
 of 5 bubbles Crazycruiser59, yesterday | Read review
“Choose an RV site facing the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles 128dream, Aug 22, 2016 | Read review
“ALL tent camping is basically right next to the next family. RV camping is pretty tight too, with mostly asphalt situations”
 of 5 bubbles scvgal, Aug 16, 2016 | Read review
“Most RV sites have a somewhat limited ocean view. The tent campers are too close to the main road in.”
 of 5 bubbles Thelmadee, Apr 1, 2016 | Read review
“Just about all of the sites are ideal for one reason or another.”
  • Campsite 844 - Ocean Mesa July 2015
 of 5 bubbles koryj150, Jul 23, 2015 | Read review
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