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Carpinteria State Beach

Carpinteria, CA 93013
+1 800-444-7275
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“safest beach” (29 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (32 reviews)
“beach town” (12 reviews)
Carpinteria, CA 93013
+1 800-444-7275
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I’m very lucky I can actually walk to the beach from my home. Carpinteria is a small beachside town next to Santa Barbara and was a wonderful place to raise our kids who spent many summer days swimming and playing at this beach.

Thank Martha Z
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful beach that has volleyballs nets, bathrooms nearby, boardwalk paths to explore and even a nearby kids park. It is a short walk to the meat of the restaurants and shops just up the road. I'd love to stay here for a...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great beach all year round. In the summertime the tides go out so far, and great tide pools for the kids to play in. The surf is always mild, which is great for beginners and young ones to get their feet wet.

Thank James M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Off the beaten path, cliff side picnic amenities and beautiful sunsets. Just off the little hamlet of Summerland with great eateries and interesting antique shopping.

Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

I been rised in carp since birth have noticed that the chamber of commerce only focus on how to bring in business not on how to maintain carp the best kept secret so I try alone for two year as I do my spiritual vow

Thank gsotelo805
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Love this beach. Lot of things to see. Watch out for the tar, there's plenty of it on the southern side. It really challenging to get rid of it from your soles or shoes.

Thank NyKaroly
Reviewed 4 December 2017

This beach was clean and an easy walk from the campground. No cliffs or stairs to climb to get to the sand. There were no lifeguards in November, maybe there are in the summer months. Seals and dolphins feed close to the shore. Plenty of...More

Thank D M
Reviewed 29 November 2017

I spent a few days at Carpenteria State Beach Campground in an RV. The full hookups were convenient and the distance to the beach was small. A great place for a short getaway.

1  Thank GregJ1964
Reviewed 15 November 2017

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 9 November 2017

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
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Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria North
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Giannfranco's Trattoria L
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Nearby Attractions
Island Brewing Company
52 reviews
.37 km away
Carpinteria Valley Museum of History
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.80 km away
Tomol Interpretive Play Area
26 reviews
.23 km away
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Response from Julia S | Reviewed this property |
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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.