Important information regarding current storm conditions
Ocean Mesa is closed due to a power outage from the current storm condition. Our staff is closely monitoring the situation and we look forward to welcoming guests back soon.
Please continue to check our website and Facebook page for the latest information.
Camping Santa Barbara Style!
Ocean Mesa Campground at El Capitan is THE premier campground
on the beautiful California Central Coast. Located just
20 minutes north of downtown Santa Barbara, Ocean Mesa is
surrounded by Los Padres National Forest above the magnificent
Pacific Ocean. Visit the tide pools at near-by El Capitan
State Beach, explore our 15 miles of hiking trails, enjoy
a music-filled Saturday evening under the stars at El Capitan
Canyon, or just relax and take in the magnificent ocean
views of the Gaviota Coast.
Ocean Mesa offers the best of modern camping life including a heated
pool and spa, laundry facilities, and convenience store.
The Mesa is also wired for internet use and T.V. so you
never have to feel too disconnected from life at home.
We'd love to hear from you! Please leave your name and contact
information on our brochure
page and we’ll be sure to keep you updated on special
events, promotions and activities. We look forward to welcoming
you to Ocean Mesa Campground!
Thanks to the miraculous efforts of our fire fighters, we escaped any damage to our facilities from the Sherpa wild fire in June of 2016. The hills and grounds surrounding the property are gray from the recent burn but that just provides a new landscape to explore! If you’d like to contribute to help support firefighters and their families, may we suggest the following organizations:
S.B. County Firefighters Benevolent Foundation
Wildland Firefighter Foundation
100 El Capitan Terrace Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Phone: (866) 410-5783
U.S. 101 (Southbound) 30 minutes from Buellton,take exit 117 (El Capitan State Beach). Southbound exit, turn left under Freeway, then left along the frontage road. Turn right onto Calle Real, then right on El Capitan Terrace Lane to Office/Store.
U.S. 101 (Northbound), 20 minutes from Santa Barbara, take exit 117 (El Capitan State Beach). Drive past the El Capitan Canyon entrance and turn right onto Calle Real, then right on El Capitan Terrace Lane to Office/Store.
Enter our GPS location for your navigation & mapping system:
NORTH 34 degrees 27 minutes 50 seconds
WEST 120 degrees 01 minutes 36 seconds
Ocean Mesa is located next to our sister site, El Capitan Canyon.