Rancho Guadalupe Dunes


Featured Video: Santa Barbara County Parks: Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve

Park Description:

This coastal county park is renowned for miles of pristine sand dunes along the shore and many sensitive plants and animals including western snowy plover and California least tern. This is a place to truly enjoy nature and solitude.

Park Features:

Beach access, bird and whale watching, fishing, hiking areas, picnic are (no BBQs/cooking permitted). Seasonal restrictions during the nesting bird season (Mar 1 - Oct 1) apply and are posted onsite. Dogs are not permitted at any time.

Fun Fact!

In 1969, the original 26 acre site of Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Park was purchased. In 1988, the park was expanded to over 500 acres under a State Coastal Conservancy grant.


Take West Main Street (Hwy 166) west from Guadalupe. The park entrance is just a few miles down the road.


7:00 AM – Sunset