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“a great place to find unique shells”

Carpinteria State Beach
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Carpinteria
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Barbara, California
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“a great place to find unique shells”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

it is a great beach to walk and find unique looking sea shells and fun tide pools just watch out for tar balls or pieces of black tar wear shoes unless you like to scrape smelly tar off your feet make sure the shoes are your old ones you are about to throw away.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Understaded little treasure.”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

Clean, fun and unpretentious. While the tourists go to Santa Barbara, the locals can enjoy the more quiet Carpinteria.

Visited July 2012
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Los Angeles, California
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Great Beach”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

There is lots to do close by. There are restrooms, the park and many placed to eat. Plus parking is free.

Visited October 2012
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Bakersfield, Ca
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Nice drive for a relaxing day”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

Getting out of town is great and Carpinteria is a lovely area to visit. Good restaurants and lovely beach is just two of the reasons to stop off at Carpinteria.

Visited November 2011
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Santa Paula, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Arthur S.”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

Very nice and clean beach will definitely come back to visit and spend the day. Great job on keeping your parks and beaches clean Carpinteria

Visited September 2012
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