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Carpinteria, CA 93013
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Reviewed January 6, 2012

Beautiful view of the ocean... We looked for an hour at the dolphins playing in the surf. The sand was pretty clean and since we were there on a weekday... the beach was almost ours :) It makes for a nice and relaxing walk along...More

Thank Vladimiramirela
Reviewed September 10, 2011

We liked walking this beach and it was very clean. Unfortunately we lost a little part off the camera and had to ask a few life guards to call us if it turned up, but they were nice enough to let us know if anything...More

Thank Rpstory
Reviewed August 25, 2011

We stay regularly in the campgrounds at Carpinteria State Beach where we can walk to the bluffs and enjoy the sights and scents of native California flora and fauna, visit the nearby seal rookery and wetlands, watch pelicans and dolphins, collect shells on the quiet...More

Thank dlbk
Reviewed July 29, 2011

How can you not love Carpinteria? The town has such an old school surf town vibe it's hard to leave and go back home....I've been enjoying the beach here for many years and have never had a bad experience. The beach rentals are cheap too...More

Thank Anejo-y-Coca
Reviewed July 29, 2011

Carpinteria State Beach is by far my favorite beach in SoCal. It is lauded as the safest beach in America and I have to believe that to be true. The beach and for that matter the town are hidden gems in a state that seems...More

Thank Papa_Lou1
Reviewed June 9, 2010

Many years ago( 1980) it was a big family tradition to camp out at Carpenteria. Since then my father-in-law (who started this adventure) has since passed away as well as others who attended this camping extravaganza. Now that we are all grown up, we are...More

Thank sinsumama
Reviewed September 17, 2008

Although the beach area is very nice, the people who live in Carpinteria (or Carp for the locals) are not too happy with all the tourists, even though they/we bring a lot of money to the local economy. The people who live here in this...More

5  Thank ferdferd
Reviewed August 23, 2008

Stayed here for 4 days on a camping trip. Nice clean beach. There were sea lions on the rocks by the tide pools everyday.

2  Thank Jazz9689
Reviewed August 17, 2008

This is one of our favorite spots. First of all, the beach is just awesome. Never that busy and well, it's the beach... Always a good time! Second, the camping area is great. The atmosphere is very mellow, but be warned that you have GOT...More

5  Thank mattandjenbeachbums
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Response from dnthv1 | Reviewed this property |
There are no hotels on the beach-just condo rentals. I don't know which spa you are talking about. Sorry.