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Carpinteria State Beach

Carpinteria, CA 93013
+1 800-444-7275
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Everything Santa Barbara has without the crowds

Obviously we were here in October, so summer crowds were absent. But this is a lovely beach. We... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Auckland Central, New Zealand
The Best Beach Ever 😃

Check your tide table and walk. Low tide is great for finding sea glass, beautiful shells, while... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carpinteria, California
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  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“beautiful beach” (32 reviews)
“beach town” (12 reviews)
“safe beach” (9 reviews)
Carpinteria, CA 93013
+1 800-444-7275
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Obviously we were here in October, so summer crowds were absent. But this is a lovely beach. We found parking right next to the beach, and walked for miles in both directions before sitting down and watching the sun do its thing over the ocean....More

Thank 367john
Reviewed 1 week ago

Check your tide table and walk. Low tide is great for finding sea glass, beautiful shells, while you enjoy the smell and sound of Pacific surf. There is a paved walk thru the State Beach campgrounds with benches at various view spots. Taking photos or...More

Thank CarpBooksFan
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the nicest beaches around. Easily accessible and there is a playground about a block away for kids.

Thank Kitty J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice, big, wide sandy beach. It has parking for day use. It has areas for tent camping. It has areas for RV parking. The town of Carpinteria (basically one street four blocks long) is a charming and only a very short walk of a few...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Weather great for time of year. Warm, 70 degrees, clear slight breeze. Because of the time of year the camp grounds about half empty. The usual sounds and smells. It's likme bro g at the second house.

Thank scottwpascoe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful beach! The park is clean and spacious and well-maintained, and of course right on the beach. Lots of parking and lots of places to walk with trails and access to the beach. The only drawback for me is the $10 entrance fee,...More

Thank Tundrachoochoo
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Long-time visitor still appreciates this comfortable beach, adjoining camp sites, and small but well-equipped beach town.

Thank CaseyfromBoston
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Go here. It is beautiful with easy access. Walk the shore and enjoy the beauty and peace. Not crowded and go to the shops and dine while you are here. You can walk to everything

Thank pb1610
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful walk on the lovely golden sandy beach. Great to see friends and family enjoying the lovely environment. Even saw dolphins having fun which was a bonus. Great experience and will visit again

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Great for swimming, walking or running great water no huge waves. Lifeguards on duty, close to the salt Marshes and the Tar pits

Thank poutinespaul
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Response from dnthv1 | Reviewed this property |
There are no hotels on the beach-just condo rentals. I don't know which spa you are talking about. Sorry.