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Carpinteria, CA 93013
+1 805-684-2811
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 August 2008

This is one of our favorite spots. First of all, the beach is just awesome. Never that busy and well, it's the beach... Always a good time! Second, the camping area is great. The atmosphere is very mellow, but be warned that you have GOT...More

5  Thank mattandjenbeachbums
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 15 July 2014

This used to be a hidden gem and now it is way too crowded. And crowded with classless people who crap in the shower and bathroom and it gets everywhere. I mean who does that!?!?

5  Thank Jaimelee P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

1  Thank akdeepdiver
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

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.

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.

Thank Shannon E
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Since I cannot add the video and “large file” picture I took, all in going to say is that it’s safe and comfy. Don’t feel like getting into the sand? Well there is a nice little wooden walkway. Lovely walking and clean, you need to...More

Thank Jenny S
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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 Julia S | Reviewed this property |
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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.