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Carpinteria State Beach

Highway 224, Carpinteria, CA 93013
800-444-7275
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Carpinteria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, State Parks
Activities: Sunbathing, Picnicking, Birdwatching, Camping
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Bray, Wicklow, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

There were signs about claiming that Carpinteria State beach was the safest in the country (or perhaps it was state). We didn't see anything to dispute this. Plenty of families about. Nice wide beach, nice and sandy, plenty of free parking nearby (we were there on a Sunday morning). All in all a nice place to enjoy the Californian sunshine

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Reigate
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The sand was lovely and the beach was very clean. Lots of life guards around made it feel safe. The waves were lovely.

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Boise, Idaho
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Carpinteria city beach has a little stand where you can rent boogie boards. It is a wonderful afternoon at the beach and even beginners can catch a wave safely. It is said it is the worlds safest beach. DO NOT MISS.

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Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This beach is super kid friendly with gentle waves and lots of play space. Surfing can be found at the point just down the beach! Walk up Linden Avenue for cute shops, great ice cream and fantastic burgers at the Spot.

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Indio, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I always like to stroll down Linden Avenue to the State beach after a meal at The Palms. In the evening during the summer, it is tranquil and calm. Weekends are a bit packed during the summer, but it is one beautiful beach to hang out at for the day that's for sure. Life guard stations and shower/restroom facilities are... More

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Angels Camp, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This looks like a safe beach for families because the waves are mellow and the beach is sandy. Just be aware that you might end up with tar on your feet! I just walked the beach barefooted and got tar on my feet every day. The locals told me it comes off with vegetable oil. It worked on my feet... More

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belmont
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This parks prices have doubled within the last few years, the maintenance is not what it used to be, bathrooms are dirty, one of the showers was not working and was not repaired the whole week we were there. I never saw a ranger. Camp host in San Miguel is a horrible lady ( I rarely say that about anybody... More

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Ojai, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Beautiful clean beach...close to town, walk to food and drink, then back to beach. Great time and parking is nice.

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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Our family recently visited this beach after rave reviews from our son. He was right, it's a great beach. Bathrooms, showers, picnic area and lifeguards. Bathrooms cleanest I've ever seen at a beach. We paid the $10 to park for the day and were only steps away from the beach, so much easier to tote all of our gear. Highly... More

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Palm Springs, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

carpinteria state beach is considered to be one of the safest beaches in california. we love it. it is accessible from almost everywhere in the area, it is never too crowded, there are great facilities right nearby, almost anything you can think of is within walking distance. i wish i could live in the area for at least part of... More

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