Jalama Beach County Park

Located in the middle of miles of undisturbed and walkable coastline, Jalama Beach offers a real get-away. With abundant birds, fish, and native plants (like sea rocket, verbena and saltbush), the park provides a lot to watch and explore. Jalama Creek creates a beautiful pool in the north side of the park, and the beach itself is flat, wide and terrific for sun bathing and sand activities. This is also a great place to surf, swim, kite surf and fish.

There are many camping and other overnight options at Jalama Beach, including tent sites, RV hookups, group areas and medium and large cabins.  The park also offers picnic tables, hot showers, a general store and playground. Once there, you can just relax, play in the sand and water, or enjoy the serenity of walking miles of pristine beaches in either direction. This is a very special destination.



9999 Jalama Rd, Lompoc

Managed By

County of Santa Barbara

Distance from UCSB

55 miles (driving)

How To Get There

Drive, Bike

Things To Do

Beach Activities, Birdwatching, BBQ, Camping, Hiking, Other Recreational Activities (Surf Fishing, Kite Surfing, Flying Kites), Picnicking, Playground/Swings, Relaxing, Running, Studying/Reading, Surfing, Swimming, Viewing, Watchable Wildlife

Fun Facts

The name Jalama came from the original Chumash Indian settlement known as Halama. For thousands of years, the Purisimeno Chumash and their ancestors produced expertly crafted flaked knives in this area from Monterey chert.

Other Information

One mile north of the parking area, there are some great sea caves. Access them at low tide. For a longer walk during low tide, the Point Conception Lighthouse is 5 miles from the parking area.

Reservations are available and highly recommended for the camping sites and cabins  – for a tide table, click here.

Best Time To Visit

All Year, but it can be foggy in the summer.

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