Jalama Beach Park is a 30 minute drive from the city of Lompoc California. On this scenic drive, just outside of city limits, you’ll see working ranches and vineyards along with scenic vistas around every bend.
Jalama Beach is a popular place for picnics, surfing, kite surfing, bird watching, nature photography, fishing and camping. Many protected California native plants like sand verbena, saltbush, and sea rocket, grow within park boundaries.
Day use is $10 per vehicle. Dogs can enjoy the beach for $3 per dog per day. Campsites start at $30 per night, reservations recommended (see below).
The onsite Jalama Beach Grill is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and early dinner. Be sure to try the famous Jalama Burger — some say it’s the best they’ve every tasted! Is it the secret sauce? Just the right seasoning on the meat? The shredded lettuce? Or perhaps the amazing view that makes the Jalama Burger so darn delicious? Come try one, and tell us what you think!
Jalama is subject to high winds and rough surf. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months, however visitors swim at their own risk.
Beach Caves can be accessed along the sand – during low tide – about a mile north up the beach.
Spend the day at Jalama, then check into one of the nearby Lompoc hotels and motels. While in town you can also enjoy wine tasting, site-seeing in Old Town Lompoc, a skydiving adventure, a tour of La Purisima Mission, and great local restaurants.View Listing
Get your history lesson, and take a hike, too! La Purisima is home to 25 miles of hiking trails over 2,000 acres, connecting to the back country. Most of the trails are sandy and lead through a mix of chaparral and oak and are home to a healthy population of wildlife. The Vista Del La Cruz Trail starts right behind the Visitor’s Center and leads up to the cross on the hill overlooking the Mission, about a half mile round trip. Dogs allowed. Gate entrance fee. Open dailyMORE ON MISSION View Listing
At first glance, Nojoqui Falls County Park near Lompoc looks like your average city park with sports fields, barbeque grills and group picnic areas. But tucked away toward the back of this park is a local secret – a 100-foot waterfall that tumbles down from high cliffs into a natural pool. Hike the short 15 minute trail to see one of Santa Barbara County’s few year round waterfalls – an easy stroll for all ages.
Open 8 am to sunsetView Map View Listing