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Carpinteria State Beach, Carpinteria

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State Park
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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  • Big expanse of shoreline, so there is plenty of room for all. Good sand with lifeguards. Nearby lunch spots.  more »
  • We were on a short trip from Phoenix so of course we had to visit the ocean. The weather was colder than we expected, and strangely misty the entire day, but we enjoyed it anyway. We got Llama coffee ...  more »
  • This is a great little beach for families to chill at. We spent several hours there the first evening we arrived, and our kids loved the gentle slope into the water for playing and building sand castl...  more »