Refugio State Beach


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Refugio State Beach


Location:20 miles west of Santa Barbara on US 101, at 10 Refugio Beach Road in Goleta.
Facilities:Family and group campsites, restrooms, picnic areas, bike trail, food service, supplies (é).
Activities:Camping, fishing, bicycling, swimming.
Special Features:A bike trail along the beach bluff connects with El Capitán State Beach (see separate entry), 2.5 miles away. Palm trees planted near Refugio Creek give a distinctive look to the beach and camping area.
Address:c/o Channel Coast District Office
911 San Pedro St
Ventura, CA 93001

Phone:805-968-1033
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=603
Size: 905 acres.

See other parks in California.
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In 2015, a pipeline ruptured at Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara spilling more than 100,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean.
The May 19 spill at Refugio State Beach involved a section of corroded pipeline that was being inspected every other year.
ON MAY 19, MORE THAN 100,000 gallons of oil spilled into the Pacific Ocean and coated the Refugio State Beach shoreline in Santa Barbara County, Calif.
State Parks rangers toured the shoreline west of Santa Barbara on Thursday and cleared Refugio State Beach to reopen July 17, AP reported.
Up to 2,500 barrels (105,000 gallons) of crude petroleum, according to latest estimates, gushed onto San Refugio State Beach and into the Pacific about 20 miles (32 km) west of Santa Barbara on Tuesday when an underground pipeline that runs along the coastal highway burst.
The 24-inch-wide pipeline, which runs underground parallel to a coastal highway west of Santa Barbara, inexplicably burst late on Tuesday morning, belching crude oil down a canyon, under a culvert and onto Refugio State Beach before it flowed into the Pacific, US Coast Guard officials said.
Refugio State Beach, Sha'ban 4, 1436, May 22, 2015, SPA -- Hundreds of workers Thursday raked, shoveled and skimmed away some of the estimated 80,000 liters of oil that spilled from a broken pipeline into the Pacific Ocean on California's southern coast, federal authorities said.
4 km) along Refugio State Beach, extending about 50 yards (46 meters) into the water, Petty Officer Andrea Anderson of the Coast Guard said.
The collision involved a wrong-way driver along the Pacific Coast Highway near Refugio State Beach, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Two people died and seven others were injured early Saturday morning in a collision involving a wrong-way driver along Pacific Coast Highway near Refugio State Beach, officials said.
A bike trail connects the park with Refugio State Beach, 2 1/2 miles away.
Under the plan, visitors would board vans at Refugio State Beach, 23 miles north of Santa Barbara, for the 12-mile drive up a winding road to the ranch.