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Carpinteria State Beach

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

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INCREDIBLE! Worth a stop even if limited on time

Simply wonderful beach. We paid the $10 to park inside the state park. I was told that there is plenty of free parking 2-3 blocks away but we didn't want to carry cooler that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Laramie, Wyoming
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Laramie, Wyoming
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Simply wonderful beach. We paid the $10 to park inside the state park. I was told that there is plenty of free parking 2-3 blocks away but we didn't want to carry cooler that far. The park has very good amenities. Bathrooms and changing rooms. Covered/uncovered picnic areas. Nice camping spots. (we didn't camp but do a lot of camping... More 

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Carpinteria, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Carpinteria is a quiet quaint town with a beautiful beach, small waves (protected by the Channel Islands), and lots of things to do. It's a little corner of paradise.

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Troy, Montana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The beach was clean and had a nature reserve on one end and volleyball nets and a play ground on the other.

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Simi Valley, California, Usa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We stayed 3 nights in Santa Rosa long row full hook ups. The sites are very small but you walk 30 yards and you are on a great and safe beach. The campground was sold out for spring break so I expected a loud night. But to my surprise it was quiet and everyone just hung out by their campfires... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My husband and I were in town in May of last year for my cousin's wedding. One morning, we went and had breakfast then bought some cupcakes and walked to the beach. It was beautiful! We ate cupcakes on the beach, then took a long walk. I'm not sure if the people on the beach were residents or visitors, but... More 

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Meaford, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

town beach nearby was free and very nice, i have to write more characters before they accept the review so I will write some things that are irrelevant,

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Colton CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I love this beach. I have not been there during the summer, but during the winter this beach does not have a lot of people. The surf is very calming to listen too. It is not called the most safest beach. It is a swimming only. No surfing, dogs. The campground there is also very clean. A lot of spaces... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There is great camping at the state park. Lots of trails available along the beach & bluffs near by with seal rookery. Have lived here all my life & spent many, many days enjoying what it has to offer.

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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stayed in Carpenteria for the night. Cute town with a great beach which is perfect for families. Clean and easy to get to. Main street is walking distance from the beach so a good place to grab lunch or dinner.

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colorado
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not many people there in February and lovely 75 degree day. The small group of surfers down at one end was fun to watch.

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