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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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did not go in there was a $10 fee, even at 5:30

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,

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Meaford, Canada
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Meaford, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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12 reviews 12 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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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Local tar pits are situated here. the main section of the beach is pretty and clean. I went for a run quite away up the coast and the smell of oil was quite off putting. the oil rigs can be seen out in the ocean. wouldn't be my 1st choice to swim.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Beautiful beach. My mother and I spent a couple of amazing days just lying on the sand. It's good sand. And good sun. And good ocean. What more do you need?

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Culver City, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A wonderful state park feet from the Pacific Ocean and restaurants galore. Shop keepers were pleasant and helpful. Clean bathrooms and views to die for

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Nice clean beach and friendly people around. Beautiful beach. Great weather, cute town. I would definately recommend it to travelers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Really nice quaint town and beach just outside Santa Barbara.Nice grassy area to walk our little dog but no dogs on beach really limited our stay

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