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Jalama Beach Campground

If you're looking for a peaceful seaside camping experience in Southern California, consider camping with an RV rental at the Jalama Beach Campground. This RV park is situated right next to the beach, making this the perfect campground for campers who love water sports, including surfing, swimming, and fishing. There are also some activities inside the park, such as a playground for kids and outdoor games, including horseshoes. The park is surrounding by sand dunes, and there are several nature trails nearby if you want to explore the local area. Dogs are also welcome at this park, so make sure to bring along your pup along for the ride.When camping at Jalama Beach Campground, travelers may need to be self-sufficient as the park does not offer many amenities. There are roughly 100 sites, and about half of these sites have no hookups. The rest of the sites provide electric hookups. However, campsites are spacious, and some provide pull-through access with space for slide outs. Most sites also come with picnic tables and a barbecue pit so you can enjoy a seaside meal. There are also some home comforts, including hot showers and toilets.When you book an RV in Santa Barbara County, you'll be located between two of the prettiest cities in California. The closest city is the small town of Lompoc; however, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria are less than an hour's drive away. These gorgeous cities provide visitors with great attractions, classy restaurants, and much more. Los Angeles also isn't too far away if you want to explore one of America's best-known cities. There are some excellent natural areas too, including a plethora of national forests and some beautiful state parks.



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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

There's a very diverse landscape to explore when you rent an RV near Lompoc. One of the closest parks, Nojoqui Falls State Park, is well worth visiting when you're in the area. This park features woodlands surrounding the stunning Nojoqui Falls, an 80-foot-tall waterfall situated along Nojoqui Creek. There are several hiking trails in the park that will take you by the falls and through the nearby trees, making this a scenic location for a walk. There's also a large area full of picnic tables, so make sure to bring along some food for a snack while enjoying this peaceful park.There are plenty of beaches nearby when you're camping near Lompoc, and another one worth visiting is Gaviota State Park and Beach. Just down the road from Jalama Beach, this park features cliffs overlooking a tidal sand beach. This park also features sulfur springs, ideal if you're looking for a unique bathing experience. The beach is ideal for a variety of water sports, including surfing, swimming, and fishing. Snorkeling and scuba diving are also popular due to the clear waters and abundance of sea creatures. If you'd rather stay dry, consider a hike along the clifftops and enjoy panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.If you're looking to explore some of California's rich history, consider a visit to Chumash Painted Cave State Historic Park. This heavily wooded park is centered around the Chumash Caves, which feature some of the best examples of cave painting by native people. These vivid red and black painted walls are estimated to date back as far as the 1600s, and anthropologists are unsure what the cave paintings mean. There are hiking trails that lead up to the caves, and visitors are welcome inside. So, if you're in the area, pop in and see if you can decipher the meaning of these mysterious paintings.

Exploring the City

Lompoc campers will love visiting some of the peaceful and beautiful nearby cities during their stay at Jalama Beach Campground. Santa Barbara features some wonderful family-friendly attractions, including the Santa Barbara Zoo. This well-managed zoo features over 500 critters across 30 acres of land. The zoo contains some rare and exciting animals including bald eagles, meerkats, and Asian elephants. There are also features that kids will love, including feeding giraffes, riding the zoo train, and a VR experience where you can swim with humpback whales.Santa Barbara also has some incredible historical sites to explore. The Mission Santa Barbara is a Catholic mission founded by Franciscan monks in the late 1700s. The mission is still active over 200 years later and is unique due to its two bell towers which are a rare architectural feature in Catholic missions. The mission is open to the public, and visitors can explore the inside of this vast church, visit the museum, and explore the 12-acre garden that surrounds the church.If you'd like to plan something educational that your kids will enjoy, consider a trip to the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum. This science and history museum is aimed primarily at kids and features several interactive exhibits that kids will love. These exhibits include an interactive space shuttle, a tar pit exhibit, and a make-believe cafe and fire station.


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Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

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Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

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A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.