Carpinteria State Beach, Carpinteria

4.2
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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  • Open up all the public restrooms in stead of just having a few open! Please ensure the bathrooms have toilet paper!! Covid19 closes churches & schools but we don't have enough toilet paper to wipe...  more »
  • First time here and really enjoyed it , beach was clean , friendly and not to busy. Kids enjoyed the beach , will be back  more »
  • Great place to walk. Lots of driftwood trees to plop down & enjoy the view. Nice walking pavilion path.  more »

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