Point Sal State Beach

Point Sal State Beach


Location:In the northwestern part of Santa Barbara County, near the city of Guadalupe.
Facilities:None. In addition, portions of the main access road were destroyed by heavy rains in 1998, and the beach remains inaccessible.
Activities:When accessible, activities have included fishing, beachcombing, hiking, nature study, and picnicking. Because of extremely dangerous rip currents, occasional shark sightings, and the absence of lifeguard service, swimming is not recommended. Persons found camping in the park are subject to citation, arrest, or eviction by Park Rangers. Because of security concerns at adjacent Vandenberg Air Force Base, Air Police also strictly enforce the no camping rule.
Special Features:Park includes 2 miles of ocean frontage. Lands above the beach and rocky shoreline have extremely steep slopes, and numerous landslides are evident. Prime examples of coastal sage and chaparral communities occur on these slopes. Views of the coastline, beach, and rugged mountain slopes are exceptional.
Address:c/o Channel Coast District Office
911 San Pedro St
Ventura, CA 93001

Phone:805-733-3713
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=605
Size: 84 acres.

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