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Long Beach, California
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really great campground with a few issues. Some of the spaces are VERY close together so I recommend previewing campsite pictures on Campsitephotos.com, so you know what your getting. Second, there is tar EVERYWHERE on the beach. You will get it on your feet/kids/dogs/beach stuff. Bring some kind of tar remover. Some of the sites are very... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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214 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A perfectly located campground. Right at the beach. We were here in the beginning of September on a beautiful sunny day and only had to walk a few steps to be at the beach. The spots are spacious and have a barbecue and a picknicktable. There was nothing else to ask for more.

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Santa Monica, California
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We scheduled months ahead, cleared our schedules and packed up for a two night camping trip. We discussed our reservations directly with the campground and with Reserve America And reserved a "premium" closest to the beach campsite. Upon our arrival we arrived at very rough campsite( like many beach site), but the site was over 50 yards from 20 '... More 

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Garden Grove, California, United States
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163 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We stayed in the group site "raccoon" along with a lot of our church friends. The rv sites are so close together that only the end trailer could put out an awning and it was a good thing we were good friends because there was no room for walking between sites and our slide outs overlapped each other. That being... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

This state park is a dump. The bathrooms have not been acid washed and power washed in years and are just disgusting. That is the ones that are not "out of order." I spent 3 days in this state park and the same "out of order" facilities never changed. If you have an RV or Trailer, good luck getting them... More 

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San Diego, California
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

What a little gem! Right on the beach. Friendly staff and close to bike to many mom and pop restaurants and the grocery store. Cute walking trails. The camps spots are all asphalt and were very very small and hard to get into especially if it is crowded. But once you parked it was great. Camp fire ring suck unless... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We tent camped 4 nights in early June at site C213, which is one of the pricier sites along the beach. Here are the PROS: An amazing location. We set our camp chairs in the dune above our site. Each morning we saw dolphins as we sipped our coffee. The kids enjoyed exploring the small tide pools and tar pits,... More 

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40 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

We went to this beach for Spring Break and it was such a nice, clean and pretty beach. I love that they also offer camping at this beach for RV's and tents. It's close to food places and stores. There is a great burger place right across the street from the beach. We had a great time and even saw... More 

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Ventura, CA
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243 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

It is hard to find campgrounds with sites directly on the water/beach. This one has it. We paid a premium for a waterfront site. When we arrived found we had misunderstood and there were no hookups for our little 10 foot trailer and the sites on the water were basically a paved parking lot with striped to denote each numbered... More 

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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189 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

This can be a great place to camp by the beach, if your lucky enough to reserve the few spots by the beach. Otherwise this campground is looking a little beat up. It could use some attention in the clean up department. Still a good place to come camp. John & LynNita Ellis

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Additional Information about Carpinteria State Beach Campground

Address: 5361 6TH ST, Carpinteria, CA
Region: United States > California > Carpinteria
Number of rooms: 261
Also Known As:
Carpinteria State Beach Campground Hotel Carpinteria
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“hook up sites are very tiny.”
 of 5 bubbles 924DianeD, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“pick a site that doesn't back up to the bathroom for more privacy”
 of 5 bubbles MrsRazo, 20 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Get individual sites enven with a group, with one facing the water and group up there for the view and fun.”
 of 5 bubbles sportsstuff4ustore, 3 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Check the reservation map and pictures.”
 of 5 bubbles CampingKid124, 29 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Try to get a campsite on the edge of the beach,,, that way you can get away from the crowded campsite conditions.”
 of 5 bubbles Almaden, 20 Jun 2013 | Read review
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