Went to Jalama Beach, Friday, June 21st - after leaving Lompoc from my motel - to do some fishing on my birthday. Easy drive from the highway - but wouldn't do it in the dark. Some slightly blind corners and hauling a camping trailer would be a real chore.
$10.00 to get in - for day use parking. Strict dog leash rules: $100.00 fine for first offense. County ranger doesn't play. Tent camping is stark - dust everywhere - restrooms are adequate.
The Jalama store is fine - high prices quite justifiable - considering the distance they have to haul supplies. The burgers are fabulous and the little black birds land on the picnic table. They love fries.
The fishing was okay - Barred Surf Perch and Walleye. Millions of sand crabs for bait. Neat rock formations to explore, but watch the tides. Big waves will get you - wear rugged shoes!
I spent about 8 hours there - to take advantage of the tide change, but I couldn't see camping there - unless you're 20 and simply wanted to drink beer all night.
For me - I can now say I've been there. That's it.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking