Jalama Beach camping is very popular in Santa Barbara County all year round.
Here are the camping fees for tent, trailer & RV campsites.
Single family campsites are available on a first come, first served basis only.
This campground stays full almost all summer. So it can be difficult to get a campsite.
Here are my 5 BEST TIPS to increase your chances
of camping at Jalama without a reservation
Jalama Beach is so remote there's no cell phone service. It's about an hours drive from Santa Barbara and 45 minutes from Lompoc. Click this link for driving directions to Jalama Beach County Park.
|Jalama Beach Day Use|
8:00 AM until Sunset
A trip to Jalama Beach for lunch is a favorite day trip for Santa Barbara County locals.
The Jalama Beach Store & Grill is home of the World Famous Jalama Burger®. The Grill has a full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Jalama is a well-known surf spot. Windsurfers and kiteboarders love Jalama Beach, too. This California beach campground has become a top destination for windsurfing events. It's very windy here almost every day.
Jalama Beach is a good place to watch missile launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Check the Vandenberg AFB home page for their launch schedule, or call Vandenberg's Straight Talk Line at 805-606-8263 for more info.
Jalama Creek is a perfect place to explore tidepools for starfish and sea anemones.
Bring a kayak and try kayak surfing or kayak fishing. You'll need a sport fishing license if you decide to go fishing.
There's a playground for the kids and a horseshoe pit if you're interested in playing.
Jalama Beach is a pristine habitat for all types of marine wildlife. You'll probably see dolphins or whales swimming just off-shore. Sea lions are likely to be sunning themselves along the coastline.
The scenery is stunning. This is a beautiful place to photograph nature at its finest. See what I mean by taking this virtual walk along Jalama Beach, south to Point Conception.
WARNING: Access to Point Conception is restricted. You WILL BE TRESPASSING on PRIVATE PROPERTY if you go all the way to the lighthouse, as the visitors in this video did. This area is patrolled and trespassing citations are issued.
Visitors are allowed to hike south ALONG THE BEACH only. Do not go inland up the cliff to the lighthouse. Please respect the property rights of others.
Mouse over the map to magnify. Zoom even more by scrolling within the magnified area. Download & print this campground map.
Jalama Beach County Park maintains 98 individual campsites in California, 2 group campsites and 7 cabins. Twenty nine of these campsites offer water & electrical RV hookups. There's a dump station for RVs, too.
The restrooms are clean and hot showers are available. Read what TripAdvisor travelers have to say about Jalama Beach County Park.
Jalama Beach Store & Grill brings a touch of luxury to this remote wilderness. You don't have to cook unless you want to. And the store can provide everything you forgot; from camping & fishing supplies to beer & wine.
You can even rent a video, mail a postcard, or fax a message at the Store. The Store & Grill is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM in the winter and until 7:00 PM in the summer.
Check-in time is 3:00 PM.
Check-out time for cabin dwellers is 11:00 AM.
Check-out time for tents, trailers and RVs is 2:00 PM.
Quiet hours: 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM
Dogs must have proof of rabies vaccination.
Dogs are required to be on-leash at all times.
|Jalama Beach Camping Fees - Tents, Trailers and RVs|
|Apr 1 - Sept 30
||Oct 1 - Mar 31|
|Tent and Trailer Camping
|Water & Electrical Hookups
|Snow Bird Program - 30 days at $20/night
|Premium Beachfront Campsites #53-64||$40.00 year round|
|Additional Vehicle (1 per campsite)
||$.25 per minute|
|Late Check Out
Soon, you will be able to make your Jalama Beach camping reservations online. Currently, the website only allows you to check campsite availability.
There are two group campsites for Jalama Beach camping. Each holds a maximum of 8 vehicles; RVs count as 2 vehicles. Group campsites cost $200 per night.
Abalone Point (formerly Area C) is right on the beach. This area has 5 picnic tables, a fire ring and BBQ.
Maximum occupancy: 20
Abalone Point Schedule
Starfish Cove (formerly Area D) is the largest group site. This area has 7 picnic tables, 2 prep tables, a sink and 2 30-amp RV hookups.
Maximum occupancy: 40
Starfish Cove Schedule
There are seven new cabins for Jalama Beach camping located on former campsites 98-104. Tents are not allowed in the cabin area.
Jalama's new vacation rental cabins provide all the luxuries of home. One cabin is even wheelchair-friendly with wider doors and a wheelchair-accessible shower.
|Jalama Beach Camping|
|Check price & availability||Capacity|
After checking availability, click here to reserve one of these cabins.
Guarantee your night on the beach in a warm, comfortable shelter. All you need to bring are sheets, blankets and food.
Download this file for more information about Jalama Beach Cabin Rental rates and more tips about what to bring.