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Carpinteria State Beach, Carpinteria
(4.2/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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. Carpinteria State Beach is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Carpinteria Edition.
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  • We were able to find our way down to the beach from our hotel and it was really nice. Easy access and not crowded at all although we were there in December. They have an awesome playground that we wil...  more »
  • as public beaches go, this one is great--very long and spacious, where you can catch some sun, have a long stroll or run, and do some great surf fishing year round. it's within walking distance of som...  more »
  • We stopped by here to go San Luis obispo. Nice little town! People are friendly and cheerful. I definitely come back here again!!