Jalama Beach County Park Campground

Santa Barbara County

Jalama Beach

Jalama Beach County Park Campground, CA

Jalama Beach Campground

Santa Barbara Beach and Lake Attractions

Visitors to Santa Barbara beaches have miles of warm sand to stroll and great ocean access for swimming, wading, and surfing. Campers at Jalama Beach County Park Campground have their own private stretch of beach to enjoy.

  • Visit the Jamala Beach Store and Grill. Take the kids to the playgrounds.
  • Keep an eye open for passing whales. Try surf fishing for cabezon, kelp bass or halibut.
  • Experience excellent pier fishing off the Gaviota Pier.
  • Surf the point at El Capitan Beach, Mondos, or Rincon Point.
  • Hike along self-guided nature trail on El Capitan Point or the Bill Wallace Trail leading up El Capitan Creek.
  • Enjoy swimming, surfing, and fishing at Emma Wood State Beach.
  • Head out wildlife viewing along the Ventura River estuary.
  • Spend the afternoon kiteboarding at Leadbetter Beach.
  • Fish for monster bass at Lake Casitas.
  • Enjoy the calm waters of beautiful Cachuma Lake.
  • Take to the air hang gliding at Douglas Preserve near Arroyo Burro Beach.
  • View the Harbor Seals near Carpinteria Beach.
  • Watch some exciting and competitive beach volleyball at East Beach.
  • Kayak along the Santa Barbara coast.
  • Explore Channel Islands Harbor where you can rent a boat or take a cruise out to the Channel Islands.
  • Visit the Flight 261 Memorial Sundial at Hueneme Beach.

Key Campground Regulations

  1. Dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet.
  2. Quiet Hours are from 10 PM to 8 AM.

Jalama Beach County Park Campground

Jalama Beach County Park Campground is located a little more than an hour's drive north of Santa Barbara. The turnoff to the beach is from Highway 1, about 4½ miles south of Lompoc. Another 14½-mile-drive on a county road leads to Jalama Beach County Park. Visitors here enjoy surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, fishing, swimming, and beach combing.

Jalama Beach County Park Campground is adjacent to the beach and offers more than 100 campsites for RVs, trailers, and tents. Many campsites can be reserved while others are left open for first-come, first-served visitors. Thirty-one sites have electric hook-ups. The park also has 2 Group Camping Areas.

Jalama Beach County Park Campground Basics
Jalama Beach County Park Campground Location: 14½-miles off Highway 1 at a point 4½ miles south of Lompoc
Campground Open: year-round
Number of Sites: 109
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 (fee for additional vehicle)
Pets: On leash, always attended, $3 per night
Recorded Information: (805) 736-6316
Park Gate: (805) 736-3504

Reservations at Jalama Beach County Park Campground
Reservations available year-round, available up to 6 months in advance
16 walk-in sites (8 tent, 8 RV) may be available each day through a waiting list at the campground beginning at 8:00 AM. You must be present to add your name.
Maximum Vehicle Length: 38 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: Basic Camping April - September: $35 (off-season $30)
Premium Beach-front sites - $50
Camping with Electric Hook-ups: $50 (off-season $45)
Reservations: County of Santa Barbara - Jalama Campground Reservations
Check-in, Check-out: Check-in 3:00 PM, Check-out 1:00 PM

Jalama Beach Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, BBQ pit, some sites with electric hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, store, restaurant
Showers: Yes
Dump Station: Yes
Campground Map: Jalama Beach County Park Campground Map
Attractions near Jalama Beach County Park Campground: Enjoy sparkling beaches. Find nearby hiking trails. Picnic areas are provided. Jalama Beach has good surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, swimming, and fishing. Play horseshoes and basketball. Clamber around at the playground. Take the drive to beautiful Lake Cachuma.

Jalama Beach Group Campsites

Jalama Beach County Park offers two group campsites. Abalone Point can accommodate up to 20 people and 8 vehicles. It is located only yards from the water. Amenities include 5 picnic tables, a fire ring and BBQ. Motorhomes are counted as 2 vehicles.

Starfish Cove can accept up to 40 people and 8 vehicles. This group area is more inland than Abalone Point. Starfish Cove has 7 picnic tables, 2 preparation tables, a sink and a pair of 30-amp RV pedestals.

A two-night minimum stay is required for weekends and 3 nights on holiday weekends. Check-in time is 3:00 PM, check-out is 1:00 PM
Group Site Fees: $250 or $280 plus a $30 reservation fee
Reservations: Jalama Beach Group Campsite Reservations

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