Surfing Refugio State Beach
Refugio beach is an idyllic campground complete with clear water creeks and palm trees. The point is sheltered from the wind and is home to a slow and mushy wave that is perfect for beginners. Be prepared to pay the $8 state beach access fee to surf here.
It takes a big west swell for this wave to turn on and it will still be very tame, if you’re a serious surfer, consider heading down the coast towards Santa Barbara to catch the swell. But if you prefer mellow, long boarding type waves, then Refugio is a great break.
Also, be sure to hike to the cliff above the point for some amazing views of the bay.
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