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Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve

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Nicely done park, great way to get close to nature, the ocean and the trains.

This place we did know about before we hit Carpinteria, and we had planned get our early morning... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Santa Monica
Really Enjoyable Morning

We spent the morning walking the trails along the bluffs, going down to the beach and watching the... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2019
Santa Barbara, California
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Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place we did know about before we hit Carpinteria, and we had planned get our early morning walks in with the dogs. It didn't disappoint, you can walk the coastal pathways by the ocean and admire the great outdoors. It was nice to read...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 2, 2019

We spent the morning walking the trails along the bluffs, going down to the beach and watching the seals and birds on the beach. It was all very beautiful and my daughter had a blast watching seals. Definitely time well spent!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

really enjoyable walk, mostly level so I would rate it Easy. Views of the ocean quiet bench to rest and reflect and walk on to the docent area where they can tell you all you want to know about the harbor seals

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 805onthego
Reviewed January 29, 2019

You don't even know that you are walking so much...we walked about 12miles! The beauty and nature you find along the way make the miles fly by. Many of the other sites to see are along this path.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MominOC
Reviewed December 13, 2018

This is a simple basic state park stretching along the low cliffs in the meadow above the beach. The railway tracks and Pacific Coast Highway are behind you as you walk. We had heard there is natural tar in the area but didn't see any....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

Spent an hour after a breakfast walking the trails. They are well groomed. Runners or sandals will do. Nice cliff views from the ocean side of the railway track. Interesting twisted trees and foliage. We asked one walker where we could see the seeping tar...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dirtman6012
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

After reading the reviews, I thought to see the place but really surprised that there is nothing special... The only thing I guess, was the ocean view. There are no places to sit. It was full of bushes. Spent ten minutes then disappointedly left the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

One of my very favorite places to go when I'm in Carp! The peace, the beauty and the serenity are unbelievable! An easy walk/hike/run and dogs are welcome.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank ctb185
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Very easy to get to from the end of the Bailard offramp leaving Highway 101 and heading toward the ocean. Level trail. More work if you decide to go down to the beach at the bottom. Saw lots of couples, families and people walking their...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SMGrandma
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Its a beautiful site around sunset, The walk is not to strenuous and the wildlife is friendly, at sunset is my favorite time

Date of experience: July 2018
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