Refugio State Beach

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Coordinates: 34°27′44″N 120°4′21″W / 34.46222°N 120.07250°W / 34.46222; -120.07250[1]

Refugio State Beach (Chumash: Qasil, "Beautiful" [2]) is a protected state beach park located 20 miles (32 km) west of Santa Barbara, California.[3]

It is 2.5 miles (4.0 km) west of El Capitán State Beach.

During the summer months, the Junior Life Guard program resides at the beach during the day.


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Refugio Beach State Park
  2. ^ McCall, Lynne; Perry, Rosalind (2002). California’s Chumash Indians : a project of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Education Center (Revised edition ed.). San Luis Obispo, Calif: EZ Nature Books. ISBN 0936784156. 
  3. ^ "Refugio SB". Retrieved 2008-12-30. 

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