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Carpinteria, CA 93013
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a family trip. I was there in a day trip with my husband. Such a fun little getaway! Not too far from downtown Santa Barbara, shopping and dining.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jannetteg84
Reviewed 16 October 2018

That's what there slogan is. Because the beach faces south it keeps northern storms and swells from. There is a great campground within walking distance to all the towns great restaurants and shops.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ctb185
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Wonderful beach for toddlers and children. Driftwood structures are fun the beach is shallow, and there is a state campground nearby as well as wonderful eateries within walking distance if you don't wan to cook.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ruhskis
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

This is one fantastic beach! Big, broad, clean. Great surf. Perfect for long walks. The best beach in Santa Barbara County

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank califcasl
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Quietly walk with your Wife good surf and plenty of birds. Evening sunsets are great to watch when there are some clouds in the sky

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ddodge40
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Easily accessible beach with low-key vibe. Lots of families enjoying the waterfront. A few volleyball nets set up and the State Park pavilion off the parking lot has restrooms for use.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank timwN5128XZ
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Carpinteria State Beach has been our go to beach for the past 2 years for just a picnic day trip to relax on the beach. My friend and I wanted to get out of the Santa Barbara beaches that were filled with seaweed and sand...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Family oriented beach with bathrooms in the state park. You can park just outside the park for no fee if you are coming in for a walk on he beach. Stretches for seemingly at least a mile in both directions Fabulous for sunset photos

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank willietino
Reviewed 2 September 2018

The flat and wide beach is perfect for you need in a beach. The sand is clean and the even land in the water is perfect to go in. There is plenty of parking and very nice restaurants. The neighborhood is quaint and wonderful.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gautam K
Reviewed 27 August 2018

A very pretty beach with a great park. Parking can be a bit tricky so getting their early is smart. Perfect swimming beach with nice soft sand.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Shannon E
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Response from HI_Nokaoi | Reviewed this property |
Just got back and Carp claims to be the the safest beach in the world. There hasn't been a recorded attack of a white shark in Carp. I would bring coconut oil and baby powder for the tar you might get on your feet.
4 September 2017|
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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.