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Carpinteria State Beach Campground

5361 6TH ST, Carpinteria, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This campground deserves 4 stars for the beachfront sites. We spent a restful, beautiful few days over the New Year's Day holiday weekend in Site M456. We barbequed dinner over our fire pit (bring your own!) just 25 yards from the water while enjoying colorful sunsets overlooking Santa Cruz island. This is picturesque Southern California! To be clear: I would... More 

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Pokhara, Nepal
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Well I don't normally write negative reviews but this place wins the prize for the worst campground that you actually have to pay for ! My friend made the reservation and we were all looking forward to camping here on the winters weekend surfing, Paragliding, enjoying the southern California coast. we arrived at the campground at dark after a fun... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

The campsite is rather large but we opted for the lower number spots (#2) which had more privacy but no direct beach access. Beware of the spot directly across from it, next to the beach. It was next to the hike and bike spot which had 6 cyclists that night which sprawled over into the adjacent campsite. There were showers,... More 

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Oceanside, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Stayed in the bike/hike area for only 10 bucks, only one using it. Great campground, and the Carpinteria town had so much to do. Campground very clean, However watch out for the raccoons. They will get into your food, use the food lockers.

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here last minute. Got lucky with the lottery . Located right on the beach. FYI if you come in on the lottery, you have to get lucky again the following morning at 8am. Which I DID!!!!! Advise reserve in advance.... And get ready for true beach camping. The sites all have a fire pit and the showers are readily... More 

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1 Thank brachelrn
Las Vegas, Nevada
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43 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

I am not sure if it's something seasonal but the water was full of oil. My friends and I love to swim, so we could not really enjoy the beach because not only the water was cold. This would not stop us, the water is cold all over in California. But the oil was everywhere in the water so we... More 

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Orinda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

I have been camping here since I was a little girl and although things have changed, it is still a great beach camp ground. There are plenty of places to head to the beach for the day. The bathrooms were redone and the only negative thing about them is that they don't get cleaned very well. They are cleaned in... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We heard of this place through some friends that go here every year and this year we went with them using our popup tent trailer for the first time. And to our pleasure this was a great trip. The camp grounds are clean, there are bath rooms and showers that are clean, there is a big grassy field next to... More 

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Ventura, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Location is great. Short walk to the beach. We stayed in the Anacapa campground (Site #16). Our site was right next to the bathroom which didn't allow for much privacy. Bathroom and overall campground was clean. Pros: location and cleanliness. Cons: Train track right behind the site.

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1 Thank MrsRazo
Thousand Oaks, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We read a few reviews and for the most part, they are accurate. The lots are VERY tight, and good luck squeezing a trailer/RV in these lots. Who sized these sites, squirrels? Squirrels live here BTW, and are brave so watch the garbage outside. There are some sites with water and power, and a few other amenities in the park,... More 

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