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Carpinteria State Beach

Highway 224, Carpinteria, CA 93013
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Carpinteria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, State Parks
Activities: Sunbathing, Picnicking, Birdwatching, Camping
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96 reviews 96 reviews
16 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We were here for a week the beginning of July. Pro:This beach has nice sand. Waves are fun to play in. Beach is good for walking. Con: Crowded, difficult parking, lots of tar in the sand, (have some Goo Gone handy), cloudy every morning and sometimes all day, water was cold (62 degrees in July).

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Livermore, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

disliked NOTHING .....its a lovely california beach on the prettiest coast such a wonderful easy drive from bay area .......NOT in LA which is a big plus ......but close enough if you are on the way or heading home .........the beach has tide pools, sea anenome, large crabs, rocks and just plain beautiful nature we have come to expect!!! there... More

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Bray, Wicklow, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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Top Contributor
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
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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