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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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  • This was recommended in Westways Magazine. Great place for families and campers of all strata. Close to town. 
    This was recommended in Westways Magazine. Great place for families and campers of all strata. Close to town.  more »
  • So wanted to enjoy the sandy beach here. There is a boardwalk and lovely sand. BUT, the soles of our feet ended up with OIL globs that were really difficult to remove. How sad! Bring some rags for... 
    So wanted to enjoy the sandy beach here. There is a boardwalk and lovely sand. BUT, the soles of our feet ended up with OIL globs that were really difficult to remove. How sad! Bring some rags for...  more »
  • Such a nice beach—clean, not too crowded, great amenities nearby on Linden Street—bathrooms at the state park facilities and restaurants on Linden. Beach equipment rentals as well! Free parking in.....  more
    Such a nice beach—clean, not too crowded, great amenities nearby on Linden Street—bathrooms at the state park facilities and restaurants on Linden. Beach equipment rentals as well! Free parking in.....  more »

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