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Carpinteria State Beach

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Address: Highway 224, Carpinteria, CA 93013
Phone Number: 800-444-7275
Activities: Camping, Sunbathing, Picnicking, Birdwatching

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Great campsite and fun

We camped here in a group site. It was a great place to camp - close to the beach, close to restaurants and grocery stores, good sites, running water. We had a group site next... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Bellingham, Washington
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304 reviews 304 reviews
47 attraction reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The campgrounds, though divided into multiple sections, are pretty much one big parking lot. In many instances you're packed in side by side, like sardines. But it's right on the beach, which is great for kids. Meaning: your fellow campers are often large families and kids are noisy because that's their job. If you're an older couple who prefer more... More 

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CA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We camped here in a group site. It was a great place to camp - close to the beach, close to restaurants and grocery stores, good sites, running water. We had a group site next to a large grassy area. The kids loved playing wiffle ball and kick ball on the grass. The playground was a big hit. We enjoyed... More 

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Colorado
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281 reviews 281 reviews
75 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Loved walking here in the evening. calm surf when we visited and a generally clean beach. texture of the sand is wonderful.

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Palm Springs, California
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178 reviews 178 reviews
33 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

There is a nice campground here and it was full when we drove through. You can see the beautiful sunset from the beach here.

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Santa Barbara, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

there are all sorts of people at this beach and lots of kids and dogs. really fun vibe and lots of beach! great for walks and laying out!

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Carpinteria, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Carpinteria, home to about 16,000 lucky locals, feels like it doubles in size during the summer - what with one of California's best campsites, (right on the beach!) - to the multitude of vacation rentals that fill up - and the myriad of 'day trippers' that drop in from May through October. Still, 'Carp' (as the locals call it), has... More 

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Make sure you stop off here. Super beach, we will be back for a longer stay next visit to CA. Would be wonderful for children.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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279 reviews 279 reviews
106 attraction reviews
332 helpful votes 332 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It's often said that Carpinteria is like numerous other beach towns from decades past before those towns succumbed to tourist interests. Here you will find swim-suited pedestrians, bike-cruisers and skateboarders slowly toodling around town in symbolic reverence to the beach-side lifestyle that is Southern California. Let go of any hang-ups and stresses you may have and let the iodine-laced ocean... More 

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Bakersfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Carpinteria state beach has been our favorite for years. Gentle slope makes it fun for all ages. We love to go see the sea lions when they are there and once in a while see dolphins close to shore.

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Pasadena, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is the public beach in town. it is a good wide beach with many people there, and the hamburger stand close by for foods and drinks. It looks good to me !

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