Road trips from Southern California: Santa Barbara
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( Willie Martinez / For The Times / August 31, 2012 )
Santa Barbara area
Distance: 158 miles one-way
From a map, Jalama Beach County Park looks like one of the most isolated beach campgrounds in Southern California. The beach hugs a crescent-shaped coastline between Point Conception and Point Arguello, just south of Vandenberg Air Force Base.
No multimillion-dollar mansions or rickety piers mar the coastline for miles in either direction. Just the ocean lapping at the raw land, as it has for millions of years.
-- Hugo Martín
Read more: Camping at Jalama Beach near Santa Barbara