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El Capitan Beach & Lawns

El Capitan State Beach, California 93117, USA


NOT AVAILABLE AUGUST 1st, 2022 – May 1st 2023 – looking forward to some exciting upgrades!

Remote and Intimate Santa Barbara City Limit Beach

The Pure Joy staff always enjoys working in this beautiful, wide-open, beach-front wedding venue. Sitting outside the Santa Barbara city limits, just north of Goleta, El Capitan provides a very intimate, fairly remote location for a wedding of any size. It’s a much underused, and very refreshing site. Most couples have their wedding ceremony on the beach and an outdoor reception on the lawn. El Capitan has spectacular views that make for extremely romantic wedding photo opportunities.

El Capitan Canyon is close by and is a separate entity from El Capitan Beach. El Capitan Canyon has camping options available. Ranging from rustic campsites to surprisingly elegant cabins with plenty of space to accommodate the wedding party and even a large amount of guests. This can be nice because it helps avoid the somewhat lengthy drive. Planning to book these two areas in unison makes for a special wedding celebration. But again, please note, the cabins do not come with the beach rental but can be rented separately.

RATE: $775* / CAPACITY: 200 / WEBSITE: parks.ca.gov

*Rate varies depending on guest count.

Photo by Whitney Turner Photography & Cana Family

Events by Rachel Korrey

  • City: Goleta
  • Zip/Postal Code: 93117
  • Neighborhood: North of SB, Santa Barbara
  • Country: United States