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Activities & Events

“Something for everyone” isn’t just a saying at Ocean Mesa, it’s our mantra. Our spectacular location with views of the Gaviota Coast, Pacific Ocean, and Santa Ynez Mountains provide a spectacular setting for outdoor activities and adventure. Enjoy the conveniences and amenities of a modern campground, while surrounding yourself with nature and all of its wonders.

On property, you can take a dip in our heated pool and jacuzzi, walk to the State Beach, or indulge in a massage in our onsite Treatment Room. Enjoy a delicious meal at the El Capitan Canyon Market, or you can tag along on one of the docent-led hikes and experience the llama farm with its magnificent ocean views.

Commune With Nature

Ocean Mesa offers a unique opportunity to commune with nature and unplug from our fast-paced digital world. This is a place where guests can “slow down” and reconnect with Mother Nature, friends, families, and themselves. We encourage our guests to just breathe the fresh air and experience the natural beauty and setting. Enjoy the simplicity of bird watching from your private picnic area, cuddle up to a cozy fire, and stargazing in the evening away from city lights.

Ocean Mesa Activities

Ocean Mesa offers several activities for our guests to enjoy during their stay. Guests are also invited to enjoy many of the events at our adjacent sister property, El Capitan Canyon. From docent-led hikes and beach runs to storytelling and astronomy by the campfire.

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    Hiking Trails

    Take in the sweeping views of the Central Coast on one of our private hiking trails ranging from our most popular Selma Rubin Trail to the llama and goat farm or one of the more advanced trails. See the El Capitan Canyon Kiosk for our most up to date trail information.

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    Swimming Pool

    Our heated swimming pool and jacuzzi is centrally located overlooking the property and the beautiful ocean view. The pool is open from 9am to 10pm with adult swim 9-10pm.

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    Children's Playground

    Our playground, expansive green lawn and horseshoe pits provide a great recreation space for children and adults.

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    Outdoor Movie Night

    Seasonally and on some holidays, join us for our outdoor movie night on the lawn at Ocean Mesa. Enjoy movies fun for the whole family, while relaxing under the stars. Visit the Ocean Mesa Market for more information.

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    El Capitan Canyon Wine Tastings

    Seasonally, join us for wine tasting at the El Capitan Canyon Market lawn. Enjoy great wines from a selection of local vineyards, while soaking in the magic of the Canyon. Visit the Ocean Mesa Market for more information.

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    El Capitan Canyon Concert Series

    Every Saturday, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, we invite you to join us for an evening of family fun at the El Capitan Canyon Market lawn. Music is complementary to our overnight guests and BBQ dinner tickets are available for purchase anytime on Saturday at the El Capitan Canyon Market.

    Open Seating at 5pm. Dinner is served from 6pm – 8pm and live music is from 7pm – 9pm.

Events Calendar

Throughout the year we have various activities that are available to our registered guests. Over the summer months, we offer an extended calendar of events that includes our Canyon Wine Tastings and Summer BBQ Concert Series. Some activities are complimentary, while others carry a small fee. Please visit the Front Desk or see our Weekly Canyon Guide for a complete listing of current events. Our summer events calendar is published each spring and includes the foremost upcoming events.

March

April 2020

May
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
29
30
31
1
2
3
4

Fun Run

Llama Hike

5
6
7
8
9
10
11

Fun Run

Llama Hike

12

Easter

13
14
15
16
17
18

Fun Run

Llama Hike

19
20
21
22
23
24
25

Fun Run

Llama Hike

26
27
28
29
30
1
2

Summer Concert Series

Every Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day, we host our ever-popular Summer BBQ and Canyon Concert Series. Drawing on the talented pool of regional bands and musicians, the Canyon Concert Series is open to both our registered guests and visitors from outside the Canyon.

We open the gates to the Market garden at 5:00pm for general admission seating and the opportunity for attendees to select a table. Our Canyon BBQ is served from 6:00pm to 8:00pm with tickets ranging from $22.00 for adults to $15.00 for children. Live music is featured from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and the Market is open until 9:00pm for a treasure of other food and beverages options.

Our Summer Concert lineup is published each year in the spring. Mark your calendar and join us as we gather around the main campfire to savor a delicious dinner and enjoy the area’s best local musicians.

SUMMER 2019 LINEUP

May 25
Live Wire – Rock Party Favorites

June 1
Nate Latta – Folk, Rockabilly, Rock ‘n Roll

June 8
The Bomb – Latin Funk

June 15
Rankin File – Rock ‘n Roll, Pop

June 22
Cadillac Angels – American Roots

June 29
The Nombres – Oldies, Rock ‘n Roll

July 6
Live Wire – Rock Party Favorites

July 13
Cadillac Angels – American Roots

July 20
Rankin File – Rock ‘n Roll, Pop

July 27
The Bomb – Latin Funk

August 3
Nate Latta – Folk, Rockabilly, Rock ‘n Roll

August 10
Alastair Greene Band – Rock

August 17
Rankin File – Rock ‘n Roll, Pop

August 24
Cadillac Angels – American Roots

August 31
Live Wire – Rock Party Favorites

Neighborhood

While many of our guests choose to remain on property, there are a number of activities and options available outside the Canyon that allow one to enjoy an even greater taste of the Central Coast and the California lifestyle! Have you always wanted to go ocean kayaking, horseback riding, or taking surfing lessons? Or perhaps you’d like to spend the day whale watching or wine tasting. Whatever your inclination may be, here is partial list of local options available.

ADVENTURE & TOUR COMPANIES

Santa Barbara Adventure Company
High Ropes Course, Field Olympics, Coastal Kayaking, Surf Lessons, Stand Up Paddle Lessons, Wine Country Tours, Bike Tours.
sbadventureco.com
(805) 898-0671

Condor Express
Whale watching from the Santa Barbara Harbor
condorexpress.com
(805) 882-0088

Circle Bar B Stables
Horseback riding for all ages.
circlebarbstables.com
(805) 968-3901

MUSEUMS & SANTA BARBARA ZOO

Ganna Walska Lotusland
lotusland.org
(805) 969-9990

MOXI Museum of Exploration & Innovation
moxi.org
(805) 770-5000

Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens
sbbg.org
(805) 682-4726

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
sbmm.org
(805) 962-8404

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
sbnature.org
(805) 682-4711

Santa Barbara Zoo
sbzoo.org
(805) 962-5339

Ocean Mesa Activities

Ocean Mesa Activities

Ocean Mesa offers several activities for our guests to enjoy during their stay. Guests are also invited to enjoy many of the events at our adjacent sister property, El Capitan Canyon. From docent-led hikes and beach runs to storytelling and astronomy by the campfire.

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    Hiking Trails

    Take in the sweeping views of the Central Coast on one of our private hiking trails ranging from our most popular Selma Rubin Trail to the llama and goat farm or one of the more advanced trails. See the El Capitan Canyon Kiosk for our most up to date trail information.

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    Swimming Pool

    Our heated swimming pool and jacuzzi is centrally located overlooking the property and the beautiful ocean view. The pool is open from 9am to 10pm with adult swim 9-10pm.

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    Children's Playground

    Our playground, expansive green lawn and horseshoe pits provide a great recreation space for children and adults.

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    Outdoor Movie Night

    Seasonally and on some holidays, join us for our outdoor movie night on the lawn at Ocean Mesa. Enjoy movies fun for the whole family, while relaxing under the stars. Visit the Ocean Mesa Market for more information.

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    El Capitan Canyon Wine Tastings

    Seasonally, join us for wine tasting at the El Capitan Canyon Market lawn. Enjoy great wines from a selection of local vineyards, while soaking in the magic of the Canyon. Visit the Ocean Mesa Market for more information.

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    El Capitan Canyon Concert Series

    Every Saturday, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, we invite you to join us for an evening of family fun at the El Capitan Canyon Market lawn. Music is complementary to our overnight guests and BBQ dinner tickets are available for purchase anytime on Saturday at the El Capitan Canyon Market.

    Open Seating at 5pm. Dinner is served from 6pm – 8pm and live music is from 7pm – 9pm.

El Capitan Canyon Event Calendar

Events Calendar

Throughout the year we have various activities that are available to our registered guests. Over the summer months, we offer an extended calendar of events that includes our Canyon Wine Tastings and Summer BBQ Concert Series. Some activities are complimentary, while others carry a small fee. Please visit the Front Desk or see our Weekly Canyon Guide for a complete listing of current events. Our summer events calendar is published each spring and includes the foremost upcoming events.

March

April 2020

May
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
29
30
31
1
2
3
4

Fun Run

Llama Hike

5
6
7
8
9
10
11

Fun Run

Llama Hike

12

Easter

13
14
15
16
17
18

Fun Run

Llama Hike

19
20
21
22
23
24
25

Fun Run

Llama Hike

26
27
28
29
30
1
2
Summer Concert Series

Summer Concert Series

Every Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day, we host our ever-popular Summer BBQ and Canyon Concert Series. Drawing on the talented pool of regional bands and musicians, the Canyon Concert Series is open to both our registered guests and visitors from outside the Canyon.

We open the gates to the Market garden at 5:00pm for general admission seating and the opportunity for attendees to select a table. Our Canyon BBQ is served from 6:00pm to 8:00pm with tickets ranging from $22.00 for adults to $15.00 for children. Live music is featured from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and the Market is open until 9:00pm for a treasure of other food and beverages options.

Our Summer Concert lineup is published each year in the spring. Mark your calendar and join us as we gather around the main campfire to savor a delicious dinner and enjoy the area’s best local musicians.

SUMMER 2019 LINEUP

May 25
Live Wire – Rock Party Favorites

June 1
Nate Latta – Folk, Rockabilly, Rock ‘n Roll

June 8
The Bomb – Latin Funk

June 15
Rankin File – Rock ‘n Roll, Pop

June 22
Cadillac Angels – American Roots

June 29
The Nombres – Oldies, Rock ‘n Roll

July 6
Live Wire – Rock Party Favorites

July 13
Cadillac Angels – American Roots

July 20
Rankin File – Rock ‘n Roll, Pop

July 27
The Bomb – Latin Funk

August 3
Nate Latta – Folk, Rockabilly, Rock ‘n Roll

August 10
Alastair Greene Band – Rock

August 17
Rankin File – Rock ‘n Roll, Pop

August 24
Cadillac Angels – American Roots

August 31
Live Wire – Rock Party Favorites

Neighborhood

Neighborhood

While many of our guests choose to remain on property, there are a number of activities and options available outside the Canyon that allow one to enjoy an even greater taste of the Central Coast and the California lifestyle! Have you always wanted to go ocean kayaking, horseback riding, or taking surfing lessons? Or perhaps you’d like to spend the day whale watching or wine tasting. Whatever your inclination may be, here is partial list of local options available.

ADVENTURE & TOUR COMPANIES

Santa Barbara Adventure Company
High Ropes Course, Field Olympics, Coastal Kayaking, Surf Lessons, Stand Up Paddle Lessons, Wine Country Tours, Bike Tours.
sbadventureco.com
(805) 898-0671

Condor Express
Whale watching from the Santa Barbara Harbor
condorexpress.com
(805) 882-0088

Circle Bar B Stables
Horseback riding for all ages.
circlebarbstables.com
(805) 968-3901

MUSEUMS & SANTA BARBARA ZOO

Ganna Walska Lotusland
lotusland.org
(805) 969-9990

MOXI Museum of Exploration & Innovation
moxi.org
(805) 770-5000

Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens
sbbg.org
(805) 682-4726

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
sbmm.org
(805) 962-8404

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
sbnature.org
(805) 682-4711

Santa Barbara Zoo
sbzoo.org
(805) 962-5339

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