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Carpinteria State Beach

Carpinteria, CA 93013
+1 800-444-7275
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“safest beach” (30 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (33 reviews)
“beach town” (12 reviews)
Carpinteria, CA 93013
+1 800-444-7275
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful unspoiled beach. Laid back, easygoing atmosphere, like California used to be in the 60s. Cute downtown too with some great restaurants

Thank Alysa G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Carpinteria beach is one of the hidden Southern California Gems! Walking on the beach at sunset is a must! Close proximity to downtown Carpinteria

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've walked on this beach quite a few times but this time we would not walk on the sand. It is covered with mud and debris from the horrific mudslide. We pray it will return to it's original state in the near future.

Thank sdrnek22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Carp state beach is generally always worth a visit. It is an easy beach to walk on, as it's pretty flat with hard packed sand. When we are visiting, we walk down to the beach every evening to view the sunset, which is a very...More

Thank T3079KDstevenb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’m very lucky I can actually walk to the beach from my home. Carpinteria is a small beachside town next to Santa Barbara and was a wonderful place to raise our kids who spent many summer days swimming and playing at this beach.

Thank Martha Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful beach that has volleyballs nets, bathrooms nearby, boardwalk paths to explore and even a nearby kids park. It is a short walk to the meat of the restaurants and shops just up the road. I'd love to stay here for a...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 21 December 2017

This is a great beach all year round. In the summertime the tides go out so far, and great tide pools for the kids to play in. The surf is always mild, which is great for beginners and young ones to get their feet wet.

Thank James M
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Off the beaten path, cliff side picnic amenities and beautiful sunsets. Just off the little hamlet of Summerland with great eateries and interesting antique shopping.

Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 7 December 2017 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 7 December 2017

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
Nearby HotelsSee all 6 hotels in Carpinteria
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria South
250 reviews
.81 km away
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria
381 reviews
.86 km away
Casa Del Sol Motel
12 reviews
.91 km away
Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn
997 reviews
1.69 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Rincon Brewery
180 reviews
.95 km away
Zookers Restautant
150 reviews
.76 km away
Lucky Llama Coffee
86 reviews
.85 km away
Jack's Famous Bagels
53 reviews
.90 km away
Nearby Attractions
Carpinteria Harbor Seal Preserve and Rookery
86 reviews
1.51 km away
Island Brewing Company
52 reviews
1.36 km away
Carpinteria Valley Museum of History
26 reviews
.94 km away
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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.