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Carpinteria State Beach

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Address: Highway 224, Carpinteria, CA 93013
Phone Number: 800-444-7275
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This beach is very popular with people of all ages, and I can see why. It is very well kept and is very large, suitable for various activities. The water is beautiful and it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Bakersfield, California
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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This beach is very popular with people of all ages, and I can see why. It is very well kept and is very large, suitable for various activities. The water is beautiful and it is definitely worth taking a walk along it. Overall, this is one of the best beaches and I would recommend it.

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Highland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Carpinteria calls itself the World's Safest Beach. We would agree that the water there is very calm. You can go out beyond the waves and the water is still only waist deep on many days. We were actually wishing for a few more waves! But it is a wonderful place to really enjoy the ocean. The only issue is that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really cool beach!!! Clean and nice around! Awesome place to relax...... I want spend more time at this place!!!!!!!!!!!

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Brevard County, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy access to beach. Quite a bit if tar in areas. Well maintenance area. Ample parking. Beautiful views of the ocean. Captivating waves.

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Palm Springs, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This state park is a dump. The bathrooms have not been acid washed and power washed in years and are just disgusting. That is the ones that are not "out of order." I spent 3 days in this state park and the same "out of order" facilities never changed. If you have an RV or Trailer, good luck getting them... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great spot to spend a day or more. I return every year for a business trip and look forward to spending a few hours here every time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to go to a beach and see mountains. Beautiful beach. Kids had a blast playing in sand and wave

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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter's family and my hubby and I took a stroll on the beach with their dogs. I was VERY pleased to find out dogs are allowed on this beach with their leashes on. We really enjoyed this beach! Beautiful sand. Wonderful surf conditions for the grandkids (of course, that can be a "day-to-day" situation.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great beach with easy access. You don't have to walk far across the sand to get to the water. Very pretty!

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

After vacationing here for most of my childhood Carpinteria has always held a special place in my heart. There's something special about this beach that is lacking in so many others. Some are crowded, and some are strictly scenic. Some have violent currents, and some are calm. Some are brazen with litter, and some are untouched by humans entirely. Carpinteria... More 

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