Trip Planner:   USA  /  California  /  Carpinteria  /  Nature  /  Carpinteria State Beach

Carpinteria State Beach, Carpinteria

(4.2/5 based on 300+ 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.
Create a full Carpinteria itinerary

Plan your trip to Carpinteria

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Carpinteria by other users

View more plans
  • Carp State Beach is always busy during the warmer months and is real popular with locals and tourists. Try 'the spot' for an excellent fast food meal just down the road afterwards. Try to get their be...  more »
  • Visiting in January, we found a sunny day and headed to this beach. It has a little bit of everything. There is a park right before the beach, volleyball area, picnic tables, and it is just a short wa...  more »
  • Our second trip and camping on the sand. Very nice beach. Shelling was good as a storm had just passed through. Great campground.