I just got back from a weekend of camping on the beach in beautiful Santa Barbara. We were lucky enough to snag the most sought after campsite at El Capitan, rated #1 by Sunset Magazine. Our friends Sarah and Sean booked this place 6 months in advance! I had never been that far up the coast, but it was definitely worth the 4 hour drive. Just steps away from the ocean, we could hear the waves crashing all night while we bbq’d and lounged around the fire.