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El Capitán California State Beach sign

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Mar 5th, 2015.
    El Capitán California State Beach sign 1
    Source: Photo by Paul Costales. License: All Rights Reserved.

    “El Capitán State Beach offers visitors a sandy beach, rocky tidepools, and stands of sycamore and oaks along El Capitán Creek. It’s a perfect setting for swimming, fishing, surfing, picnicking and camping. A stairway provides access from the bluffs to the beach area.” — California Dept. of Parks and Recreation

    Unlike other California State Beaches, El Capitán uses an extended and modified version of Bradley. This follows the Lombardic or Uncial styles of many signs in Santa Barbara and other cities along the California coast. I suppose the intended reference is colonial Spain.

    El Capitán California State Beach sign 2
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