Carpinteria State Beach, Carpinteria

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Popular for surfing and beachfront camping, Carpinteria State Beach remains a favorite vacation spot for families with kids. Clean and safe for inexperienced swimmers, the beach offers public showers, shady trees, and large grassy fields. The surrounding area features big tar pits, fascinating to watch from afar. After a day of bird watching, swimming surf fishing, and nature walking, check out the local restaurant scene. Add Carpinteria State Beach and other attractions to your Carpinteria trip itinerary using our Carpinteria trip itinerary builder .
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  • We've walked on this beach quite a few times but this time we would not walk on the sand. It is covered with mud and debris from the horrific mudslide. We pray it will return to it's original state in...  more »
  • Carp state beach is generally always worth a visit. It is an easy beach to walk on, as it's pretty flat with hard packed sand. When we are visiting, we walk down to the beach every evening to view the...  more »
  • 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 swimmin...  more »
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