Point Sal State Beach

2295 Purisima Road
Lompoc, CA 93436

805-733-3713

Point Sal State Beach (SB) is located in the northwestern part of Santa Barbara County, near the city of Guadalupe.  The park consists of approximately 80 acres and includes just over 1 1/2 miles of ocean frontage.  Lands above the beach and rocky shoreline have extremely steep slopes, and numerous landslides are evident. Prime examples of coastal sage and chaparral communities occur on these slopes.  Giant coreopsis is abundant in the area and dominates wildflower displays in the spring.

Views of the coastline, beach and rugged mountain slopes are exceptional.  Lion Rock, located offshore, is an important bird-roosting site and is also used by sea lions and other marine mammals.

Recreational activities at Point Sal SB include fishing, beach combing, hiking, nature study, photography, picnicking and sunbathing.  Because of extremely dangerous rip currents, occasional shark sightings, and the absence of Lifeguard service, swimming is not recommended.  Persons found camping  in the park are subject to citation, arrest, or eviction by Park Rangers.  Because of security concerns at adjacent Vandenberg Air Force Base, Air Police also strictly enforce the no camping rule at Point Sal SB.  The park has no picnic tables, toilets or other recreational facilities. 

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