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Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park

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Hidden Carpinteria Delight

I went with a group on a Sunday morning bird walk, with a birder leading us. This is a great place... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2019
Santa Barbara, California
Great tonsee birds

This is a small reserve which can be a bit muddy. Great for a short walk to see birds. We visited... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
East Kilbride, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Apr 13, 2019
“Hidden Carpinteria Delight”
Dec 11, 2018
“Great tonsee birds”
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Sandyland Rd., CA and Ash Ave., Carpinteria, CA
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

I went with a group on a Sunday morning bird walk, with a birder leading us. This is a great place to get out and be with Nature. It is part of the University of California Reserve system. it is normally closed on weekends, but...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed January 24, 2019

This time of year this place did not resemble the photos on TA. Place was not visually pleasant and no wildlife or fowl in sight. Short and sweet visit!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MominOC
Reviewed December 11, 2018

This is a small reserve which can be a bit muddy. Great for a short walk to see birds. We visited on a lovely day in December and saw many different birds including a snow goose and the yellow capped heron. There was plenty of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dmfw
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Very beautiful and serene. A nice quite walk with a lot of local wildlife. I try to go whenever I visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ctb185
Reviewed October 12, 2018

This is a salt marsh nature area. It is an easy level walk around the salt water that flows inland. It is a home to birds and many native plants.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Valarie A
Reviewed June 29, 2018

This is a great place to walk. The paths are clean, wide and well maintained. It's interesting as the salt marsh changes with the tide and crabs, birds and wildlife abound. A great place for a family walk.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 955connies
Reviewed June 18, 2018

there are not many places like this in southern California. Easy access, lots of wandering trails, close to town and the local shuttle stop, and nice posted signs of what to look for.It's fun for a casual stroll or a dedicated birdwatcher. I always enjoy...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Roxannequilts
Reviewed May 1, 2018

The wife and I took our usual walk here when we were in Carpinteria. A nice quiet place near the beach to talk an easy walk. There are lots of birds and plants to see.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Brian R
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

This area is nice and quiet for a walk. It’s nothing to write home about and to take time out of your day to go and see, but it’s close to my VRBO in Carpenteria, California, thus is worth very short walk. I’m more excited...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mkdkay
Reviewed September 7, 2017

What a delightful surprise to come upon this lovely trail. Almost missed it but so glad we didn't! It's a nice boardwalk making for easy walking. Very short and pleasant loop.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Vicki H
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Response from CarpBooksFan | Reviewed this property |
THere is a short boardwalk that goes to restrooms and beach, there are decomposed granite trails that are pretty easy to use as well. There is a longer boardwalk btween Linden and Palm by yhe State Park, and State Park has... More