Jalama Beach Park: Beach; Burger; Beer; Rinse. Repeat.

20 Feb
2012
Posted in: California, Food
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We’ve found the best beach camping spot in California (so far): Jalama Beach (say: Ha-Llama). It’s perfect right now, their off-season. We’re one of only a handful of people camping here. There’s no cell service, no WiFi, no neighboring town, no brewery. There’s not even a Pizza Port in walking distance. This place is remote. To the north is an air force base. To the south, basically nothing.

But here’s what they do have: a burger shack. Jalama Beach County Park is home to Jalama Beach Store and Grill and the Jalama Burger. Get one for $6. They’re not even over-priced (though they’re not as cheap as Larry Burgers). You can get a can of beer for $1.30. Cheeseburger in paradise: found.

Jalama Burger, tastes better than my phone's white balance.

Jalama Burger, tastes better than my phone's white balance.

The view of the Pacific.

The view of the Pacific.

  • http://twitter.com/scottsala Scott Sala

    Love this post. Love the Jimmy Buffet reference too. I really never imagined that song/concept had any basis beyond beach bar burger platitudes. You really capture the essence. I want to drive there one day.