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Carpinteria State Beach Campground

5361 6TH ST, Carpinteria, CA
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Comox, Canada
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100 reviews 100 reviews
39 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We left cold and wet Vancouver Island and arrived here and we were excited to see the sun and beach. It is like a parking lot with hook-ups, no privacy. But who cares, it's the beach we came for. Campers and staff were both friendly. The beach is at your doorstep and easy access. Great sunsets. I would come again.

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Escondido, California, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Great spot. Beautiful beach for walking. Very fun for the first night in our new trailer. Sunset was lovely even though it rained before we got there. The dunes and trees were so "beachy". It was January and we loved it.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I've reviewed this campground before and made some critical remarks. However, we've been back numerous times since, so here's a new review. Yes, some campsites are close together and if you are next to a noisy group of 8 who want to stay up late and party, and if you don't, you are going to be unhappy. There is not... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Pros: beautiful, easily accessible beach from all campsites. Relatively easy to get in and out of. Friendly and generally helpful rangers. Cons: can be very crowded and noisy. Campsites are on the small side, and very close together, so there is no privacy at all. Limits to numbers of campers per site seem to be inconsistently enforced. Train tracks run... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We camp in Carpinteria State Beach 4-5 times a year and just love it! The beach is very close to the campground in some of the sites and a 100-200 yard walk from other sites. There are four different camping areas, two areas that are no-hook-ups,one area that is full hook-ups,one with partial hook-ups. The prices vary with the ammenities... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
13 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

What you are paying for here is the location right next to the beach for a fraction of the cost of a hotel on the beach. We went with a family with a large group on kids so we had a blast. We also got to see quite a few dolphins which the kids thought were fantastic. The train does... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

While it does front directly onto the ocean, if you don't have a front line pitch, this is little more than a car park, a patch of dirt next to a chain-link fence and the railway line. The pitches are very close together, and are better suited to RVs than tents. We ended up sleeping in the car because the... More

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

We have been camping here since 1979 because we love the location on the beach and the convenient location near the lovely, small city of Carpinteria. Over the years the rates charged for camping have more than doubled (we paid $65/night on beach row), but the condition of the grounds, restrooms, and plants have declined significantly. Sand is an inch... More

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San Jose, CA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
59 hotel reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

The location of the campground on the beach is excellent. Lots of open beach to spend the day. The big gamble is where you end up for a campsite. Some campsites are crammed together like sardines while other sites are spread out a little bit. Your experience will depend on how good your neighbors are since you will be extremely... More

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San Diego, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Unfortunately, when we booked our beach-front camping spot, we made the mistake of taking the 1 down from San Francisco, rather than the 101. On the map, it appeared to be about the same distance. Wrong! In other words, we missed most of our reservation time in Carpenteria. When we finally arrived, we thought the ranger at the check-in station... More

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Address: 5361 6TH ST, Carpinteria, CA
Location: United States > California > Carpinteria
Also Known As:
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