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Carpinteria, CA 93013
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thought we would stay in Carpinteria while visiting friends and family so rented a tiny studio with our two dogs. They've decided that this beach is the place to dump truck load after truck load of mud, Rock's and drainage from the flooded drainage ditches...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LindaD928
Reviewed 30 January 2019

This beach was not crowded at all. Quiet, peaceful and just a chance to appreciate the beauty that the ocean has to offer.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MominOC
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Our favorite beach to watch sunset and be by the water, never crowded, you can see the Channel Islands very clearly

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SaugusM
Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

Pacific ocean. Clean sandy beach strewn about with seaweed shells and driftwood. A lone seal is bobbing amoungst the breaking waves about 20 feet out searching for breakfast as the first rays of the sun trickle and glean over the crests of the dunes to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 24 November 2018 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
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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.