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Carpinteria State Beach

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Address: Carpinteria, CA 93013
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Beautiful sand beach

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.

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Santa Barbara, California
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 you have a chance to come out to either watch the sunrise or sunset -... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thousand oaks ca
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57 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Laguna Niguel, California
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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.

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Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Big expanse of shoreline, so there is plenty of room for all. Good sand with lifeguards. Nearby lunch spots.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

We were on a short trip from Phoenix so of course we had to visit the ocean. The weather was colder than we expected, and strangely misty the entire day, but we enjoyed it anyway. We got Llama coffee and took a stroll toward the Tar Pit beach. The walkway was roped off, so we walked close to the water... More 

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Reviewed 7 April 2017

This is a great little beach for families to chill at. We spent several hours there the first evening we arrived, and our kids loved the gentle slope into the water for playing and building sand castles.

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

We love the Carpinteria State Beach. It is a beautiful expansive beach with space for everyone. It is easily accessible with lots of dining and shopping options within walking distance. We've come to love the little town and beaches of Carpinteria.

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