Premier RV Park & Campground on The Santa Barbara Coast
Located within a spectacular setting with beautiful ocean views and backed by 2500 acres of State Park lands, Ocean Mesa is the Premier camping destination on the Santa Barbara coast. We consider it a great honor to carry on the role of protecting and sharing the beauty of the California coast with our guests. We are committed to providing a range of outdoor opportunities, including 15 miles of hiking paths along the Bill Wallace Trail, ocean views from our sparkling pool deck, outdoor summertime movies, and of course, time to enjoy your own fire pit and picnic table under the stars. If some pampering is in order, we also have a restful spa room available, and some of the best massage therapists on the Central Coast, all dedicated to restoring your spirit and enhancing your stay.
Our Ocean Mesa guests are also welcome to partake in all that El Capitan Canyon has to offer as well, including our Summer Concert Series at the El Capitan Canyon Market, stargazing around the campfire with our renowned archeo-astronomer and docent led hikes to our llama farm. Add el cap links.
By design, we strive to give our campers a wide range of activities, but also the opportunity to do nothing at all. Each season provides a different setting with spring and summer being the height of family activity. Fall and winter provide the quieter moments as the leaves change, the light across the water highlights autumn colors in the afternoon sunset, and crisp, clear evenings provide a backdrop for a spectacular night sky. We invite you to experience it all and share in the magic of Ocean Mesa RV Park & Campground.
For more on history, environmental philosophy and career opportunities, see the El Capitan Canyon website.
Location & Directions
From the North driving Southbound
(Santa Ynez, Santa Maria, Pismo Beach, San Francisco)
On US HWY 101, 25 minutes past Buellton, take the “El Capitan State Beach” EXIT 117 offramp. Turn left under the freeway, then left onto the frontage road. Go past the El Capitan Canyon driveway. Turn right to stay on the frontage road. Turn right into Ocean Mesa and stop at the Stop sign. Check in with the attendant.
From the South driving Northbound
(Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange County)
On US HWY 101, 15 minutes past Santa Barbara, take the “El Capitan State Beach” EXIT 117 offramp. At the top of the ramp, continue down the frontage road. Go past the El Capitan Canyon driveway. Turn right to stay on the frontage road. Turn right into Ocean Mesa and stop at the Stop sign. Check in with the attendant.