We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Carpinteria State Beach

Carpinteria, CA 93013
+1 800-444-7275
Review Highlights

I been rised in carp since birth have noticed that the chamber of commerce only focus on how to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carpinteria, California
via mobile
Beautiful, real California feeling

Love this beach. Lot of things to see. Watch out for the tar, there's plenty of it on the southern... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Budapest, Hungary
Read all 360 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“safest beach” (28 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (32 reviews)
“beach town” (12 reviews)
Carpinteria, CA 93013
+1 800-444-7275
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (360)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 328 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I been rised in carp since birth have noticed that the chamber of commerce only focus on how to bring in business not on how to maintain carp the best kept secret so I try alone for two year as I do my spiritual vow

Thank gsotelo805
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this beach. Lot of things to see. Watch out for the tar, there's plenty of it on the southern side. It really challenging to get rid of it from your soles or shoes.

Thank NyKaroly
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach was clean and an easy walk from the campground. No cliffs or stairs to climb to get to the sand. There were no lifeguards in November, maybe there are in the summer months. Seals and dolphins feed close to the shore. Plenty of...More

Thank D M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent a few days at Carpenteria State Beach Campground in an RV. The full hookups were convenient and the distance to the beach was small. A great place for a short getaway.

1  Thank GregJ1964
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Obviously we were here in October, so summer crowds were absent. But this is a lovely beach. We found parking right next to the beach, and walked for miles in both directions before sitting down and watching the sun do its thing over the ocean....More

Thank 367john
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Check your tide table and walk. Low tide is great for finding sea glass, beautiful shells, while you enjoy the smell and sound of Pacific surf. There is a paved walk thru the State Beach campgrounds with benches at various view spots. Taking photos or...More

Thank CarpBooksFan
Reviewed 10 November 2017

One of the nicest beaches around. Easily accessible and there is a playground about a block away for kids.

Thank Kitty J
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Nice, big, wide sandy beach. It has parking for day use. It has areas for tent camping. It has areas for RV parking. The town of Carpinteria (basically one street four blocks long) is a charming and only a very short walk of a few...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Weather great for time of year. Warm, 70 degrees, clear slight breeze. Because of the time of year the camp grounds about half empty. The usual sounds and smells. It's likme bro g at the second house.

Thank scottwpascoe
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful beach! The park is clean and spacious and well-maintained, and of course right on the beach. Lots of parking and lots of places to walk with trails and access to the beach. The only drawback for me is the $10 entrance fee,...More

Thank Tundrachoochoo
Nearby Restaurants
Rincon Brewery
173 reviews
.84 km away
SIAM Elephant Thai Restaurant
159 reviews
.45 km away
112 reviews
.29 km away
Worker Bee Cafe
125 reviews
.82 km away
Nearby Attractions
Island Brewing Company
51 reviews
.37 km away
Carpinteria Valley Museum of History
25 reviews
.80 km away
Tomol Interpretive Play Area
26 reviews
.23 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
4 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Julia S | Reviewed this property |
United States - California
Nicole B
22 February 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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.