El Capitan State Beach

Point Details

Nearest Town: El Capitan
Location: Hwy 101, 12 mi. north of Goleta

Nearest Milepost
Mile Number:

34.45805470137, -120.02411744854 ↗

Trail Section


The 133-acre park includes 142 campsites, mostly on the bluffs above the beach. (no RV hookups) El Capitan Point is a popular surfing area. Aviso Trail runs north to Refugio State Beach.


  • Beach Trail
  • Bike Path
  • Campground
  • CCC Access Point
  • Entrance or Parking Fee
  • Facilities for Disabled
  • Firepits
  • Fishing
  • Food Concessions
  • Hiking Trail
  • Improved Surface
  • Lifeguard
  • Natural Surface Trail
  • Parking
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Signage
  • Surfing

Aerial Photo from California Coastal Records Project

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