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Carpinteria State Beach

Carpinteria, CA 93013
+1 800-444-7275
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US$ 85.00*
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Surf Lesson for Two in Santa Barbara
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US$ 75.00*
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Group Surf Lesson in Santa Barbara
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US$ 120.00*
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  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“safest beach” (23 reviews)
“beach town” (11 reviews)
Carpinteria, CA 93013
+1 800-444-7275
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Reviews (331)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I grew up here and came back to visit. Carpinteria is still a little beach town without the glamour of Santa Barbara but that is a good thing. Great little cafes and the best beach for families.

Thank findjoy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun beach to visit on Father's Day although the beach was packed! Was hard to find a place to sit. Otherwise good beach and fun waves for kids to play in. Only bummer is you can't surf!

Thank southerncaligirl72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to relax, let the children play in the park, enjoy the small town, wonder the beach. Safe, but can probably get quite busy.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this state park if you have a giant rv might be ok but if you are a little guy going solo it is kind of scary like tenament housing on wheels crammed into a parking lot beach is nice but the sleeping is another story

Thank anne f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beach is lovely and well maintained. If you are in Carpintaria or nearby it is a good choice. Clean restrooms and lot of parking.

Thank Julia S
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Great beach that faces south. No riptide currents, cool swim platforms. You can see the channel islands from the beach, and when you turn around you see the local mountains and trails. Grab a burger at the spot by the railroad tracks.

Reviewed 15 May 2017

grab a chair or blanket, friends or your significant other and unwind on the beach to enjoy people watching , taking in the sounds of the crashing waves, admiring the beach homes nearby, and my favorite watching the beautiful sunset over the sparkling water. If...More

Thank caliatl83
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We love this beach! It's beautiful, wide and very nice sand. They also have outside shows. We recently took our grandkids and the whole family had a great time. Easy parking, nice location, close to restaurants and services.

Thank Penny B
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Visited the state beach with my mother it was absolutely gorgeous sunset but very windy there are tidepools you can go to at low tide that are pretty cool

Thank nursecarlah
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Stopped here for sunset views. Found a free parking space steps away from the sand. There was a huge berm on the sand. We climbed up and watched the huge waves and golden sunset. Quiet and uncrowded on President's weekend after a big storm.

Thank TooMuch2Do
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Nicole B
I heard that the spa was recently renovated?! What input can you offer regarding services and environment at the spa?
22 February 2015|
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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.