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Carpinteria State Beach

205 Palm Ave., Carpinteria, California 93013 USA

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Sun 7a-6p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
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“beautiful mile-long beach”

Twelve miles south of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria State Beach offers a mile of beach for swimming, surf fishing, tidepool exploring and camping. Although dogs are not allowed on beach we have a great picnic area where they are allowed to enjoy the outdoors as well. Lifeguards patrol the beach year round while lifeguard towers are staffed roughly from memorial day weekend through labor day weekend. The Spanish named the area Carpinteria because the Chumash tribe, which lived in the area, had a large seagoing canoe-building enterprise, or "carpentry shop" there, because of naturally-occurring surface tar which was used to seal the boats. 

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Reviewed by
flyerthanthou

  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
March 18, 2016
Rated 1.0

Easily my least favorite and most expensive campsite on my 2 month cross country camping trip. I camped here 10/15/2015. Tent camping was $45, for a patch of ground that was essentially a parking lot surrounded by RVs. RV camping here is even more expensive, I think it was 60 or 70. Also you are close to the road and there is a train that comes by every few hours which is likely to disturb your slumber.

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collier.shutter

  • 11 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
February 15, 2015
Rated 3.0

Beautiful beach, but the lack of hot water showers and the 5 am train were not great.

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Carpinteria State Beach

205 Palm Ave.
Carpinteria, California
93013 USA

Hours

Open now until 6:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Affiliation
State park or forest
Back In RV Sites Count
22
Max Length
35 ft
Max Stay
7
Season End
Year Round
Season Start
Year Round
Sites Count
150
  • Paved Sites
  • Fifty Amp
  • Full Hookup
  • Rec Facilities
  • Tent Sites
  • Dump Station
  • Big Rigs
  • Back In RV Sites
  • Firewood
  • Laundry
  • Potable Water
  • Reservations
  • Sewer Hookup
  • Showers
  • Sites
  • Slide Outs
  • Standard Tent Sites
  • Vehicle Wash Permitted
  • Water Hookup
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