Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara County

Boating

Cachuma Lake

Cachuma Lake is a reservoir in the Santa Ynez Valley of central Santa Barbara County, California, on the Santa Ynez River adjoining the north side of California State Route 154. The artificial lake was created by the construction of Bradbury Dam, a 201 ft (61 m) earth-fill structure built by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in 1953.

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Beach

Rincon Point State Beach

Rincon Point State Beach is a must-stop destination for any van lifer who’s a surfer and traveling up or down the Southern California coast. Rincon is actually a separate unit of Carpinteria State Beach located at Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties’ border. It’s a public beach right next to the private gated community of Rincon Point.

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Beach

El Capitan State Beach

El Capitán State Beach offers van and RV nomads a great place to spend the day or a few days camping on the coast. It offers its visitors a sandy beach, rocky tidepools, and stands of sycamore and oaks trees along El Capitán Creek. It’s a perfect setting for swimming, fishing, surfing, picnicking, and camping.

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