Refugio State Beach

10 Refugio Beach Road
Goleta, CA 93117

805-968-1033

Refugio State Beach offers excellent coastal fishing as well as trails and picnic sites. Palm trees planted near Refugio Creek give a distinctive look to the beach and camping area. Lifeguards patrol the beach year around while lifeguard towers are only staffed roughly from Memorial day weekend through Labor day weekend. Beach wheelchairs are available for use by the public at no cost. With this specially designed chair, wheelchair users may access the beach at several locations. Contact a ranger or lifeguard for additional information.

Visitors can get a unique perspective of the coast line by taking the kayak tours offered by State Park Lifeguards. There are tours available for intermediate and beginning kayakers, and are held roughly from Memorial Day weekend through August. 

Camping—A 66-site family campground and three group sites are close to the beach. There are no RV hookups. Observe quiet hours

Trails—A portion of the 2.5-mile Aniso Trail (part of the California Coastal Trail) between Refugio and El Capitan State Beaches is closed for storm repairs. Call (805) 968-1033 Tuesday through Friday for trail updates.

The beach—This narrow beach is near many campsites, and it invites visitors to swim, fish, kayak, scuba dive, and surf the waves

BOATING

OVERNIGHT FACILITIES
Family Campsites
Group Campsites
Hike or Bike Campsites
RV Access

TRAIL USE
Bike Trails
Hiking Trails

DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Picnic Areas
Exhibits and Programs
Fishing
Beach Area
Swimming
Windsurfing/Surfing
Family Programs
Geocaching

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