Camp at Refugio Campground

Refugio State Beach - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

Refugio State Beach is a gorgeous strip of coastal land, easily accessible from almost anywhere in Southern California.

Refugio State Beach is a great location for fishing, hiking, and picnicking. Lucky beach-goers will spot sea otters, dolphins, seals, and whales. Both sides of the lagoon are perfect for exploring. Heading north will take you to a nice viewpoint with a picnic table above a surfing location. The Refugio Beach Store offers small snack items and hot coffee. 

Lifeguard stands are staffed from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The lifeguards offer kayak tours for beginner and intermediate groups. Beach wheelchairs are available for free use by the public at several beach access points. 

Make a campground reservation here.

Elevation Gain

3 ft Gain


Stand Up Paddle, Cycling, Chillin, Camping, Fishing, Surfing, Yoga, Swimming, Hiking

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Picnic Area

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


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