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Name or Prominent Feature:
El Capitan State Beach
Area: El Capitan
UTM Coordinates
- Zone: 10
- Easting: 773377
- Northing: 3816981
Decimal Degrees Coordinates
- Longitude: -120.024112
- Latitude: 34.458198
Location: Hwy 101, 12 mi. north of Goleta
Nearest Milepost
- Route:
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  • Entrance or Parking Fee
  • Hiking Trail
  • CCC Access Point
  • Parking
  • Facilities for Disabled
  • Beach Trail
  • Restrooms
  • Natural Surface Trail
  • Lifeguard
  • Fishing
  • Improved Surface
  • Campground
  • Surfing
  • Showers
  • Firepits
  • Signage
  • Bike Path
  • Food Concessions


  • 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.