Camp at Refugio Campground

Rate this Adventure Refugio State Beach

Elevation Gain

3 Feet

Activities

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

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Bathrooms
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildlife

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.

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Elevation Gain

3 Feet

Activities

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

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

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