While not directly on the Beach, El Capitan Canyon Resort offers amazing coastal views and easy walking distance to El Capitan State Beach.
Accommodations at El Capitan Canyon Resort include Safari Tents, Cabins and Yurts. Imagine going camping with the only chore you have to do is packing your suitcase.
Adjacent to El Capitan Canyon Resort is Ocean Mesa Campground with 80 RV sites and 20 tent camping spots. Both Ocean Mesa and El Capitan Canyon Resort have swimming pools and are minutes from the Pacific Ocean.
All cabins have front porches and are fully equipped with bathroom facilities, king, queen or double beds, linens and towels, a small kitchen with microwave, mini-fridge, and coffee maker.
If you demand even more comfort then there is the Safari Cabin Suite. It is located on top of a bluff with views of the ocean and mountains.
The two-bedroom Safari Cabin Suite is equipped with a full kitchen, including a gas stove, microwave, full-size refrigerator, cookware and dishware, pantry and front porch with fire pit.
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Camping El Capitan Canyon Resort
El Capitan Canyon Resort offers 108 fully furnished cabins. Cabins have a king, queen or double beds, front porch, small kitchen with microwave, fridge, coffee maker and indoor bathroom facilities. All you need to bring is a suitcase and food. Rates start at $195.00 and go up to $700.00 plus for the Safari Cabin Suite.
The Safari Cabin Suite has its own hilltop location and a private parking area. Loft cabins are located in their area of the canyon and offer more spacious accommodations with a separate bedroom and sleeping loft.
26 Safari Tents with a queen bed or with two double beds offer a more traditional camping experience. Safari Tents have their own outdoor picnic table and b and firepit. Bathrooms are located separate buildings near the tents. Safari Tents rates start at $145.00.
Things To Do El Capitan Canyon Resort
On the other side of Highway, 101 El Capitan State Beach can be reached by a short hike. You can drive to the state beach but will have to pay an entrance fee to park your car.
The resort has a heated swimming pool, miles of hiking trails, fire pits, llama and goats farm, kids playground and a country store. If you did not bring any food you can purchase BBQ kit at the store with everything you need Weekends there is usually a hosted BBQ with a live entertainment.
El Capitan Canyon Resort market serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and also offers cabin service with delivery to your campsite.
If you want to go beach camping but don’t want to give up any conveniences than El Capitan Canyon Resort is a perfect choice.
El Capitan Canyon Resort is about twenty miles north of Santa Barbara. The resort covers 300 acres of canyon directly across highway 101 from El Capitan Canyon State Beach.
11560 Calle Real Santa Barbara CA 93117 Phone: 1-805-685-3887 Toll-free reservations: 1-866-352-2729 website
No pets are allowed in the canyon. WiFi is available at the Canyon Market and around the pool area. Complimentary beach cruiser bikes are available first come – first serve.