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Category: Beaches, Local time: 18:45:52, Address: El Capitan State Beach Rd, Goleta, CA 93117, USA, Official WWW website:

El Capitan State Beach is a famous beach with fine white sand and limpid sea situated close to the Santa Barbara city in California , USA . The name of the beach is derived from a Spanish military commander José Francisco Ortega, who worked in Santa Barbara and owned the beach area.

About the Beach

El Capitan State Beach is a popular place for family picnics and a destination for water sport lovers – surfers, fishermen and of course anyone who likes bathing. The beach is situated at the estuary of the El Capitán stream. Along the stream there is a hiking trail. In autumn the local high oak and platan trees become a magic place as they are gradually crowded by the Monarch butterflies, who come there to reproduce. The beach itself is also a suitable place for walks - at low tide you can discover the amazing "tidepools" in the rocky areas. They are rock hollows, which make a unique biotope of a wide range of rare marine animal species. In the beach proximity, there is a camp, which is open all year round.

Information and Facts

GPS: 34.4616, -120.0236
Altitude: 27 m
Lenght of the beach (m): 2,000 m
Distance from the car park (m): 30 m
Slow access: Yes
Is the coast line ragged?: No
Is parking for free or do you have to pay?: No
Is the place available for the public?: Yes
Refreshments on the beach?: No
Is there a sports equipment rental shop?: No
Are there showers on the beach?: No
Toilets on the beach?: No
Diving: No
Is there a volleyball beach?: No
Surfing possible?: No
Are there good conditions for kiteboarding?: No
Are there coral reefs anywhere near the beach?: No
Are there shells on the beach?: No
Dangerous falling rock on the beach?: No
Last update: Nov 10, 2012 9:31:44 PM

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