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Carpinteria State Beach Campground

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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...

1Thank Debnevar
Ventura, CA
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...

1Thank CWS55
Santa Clarita, California, United States
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

3Thank JohnEllis3
Reviewed 7 January 2016

This campground deserves 4 stars for the beachfront sites. We spent a restful, beautiful few days over the New Year's Day holiday weekend in Site M456. We barbequed dinner over our fire pit (bring your own!) just 25 yards from the water while enjoying colorful sunsets overlooking Santa Cruz island. This is picturesque Southern California! To be clear: I would...

5Thank russiantrojan
Garden Valley, California
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Well I don't normally write negative reviews but this place wins the prize for the worst campground that you actually have to pay for ! My friend made the reservation and we were all looking forward to camping here on the winters weekend surfing, Paragliding, enjoying the southern California coast. we arrived at the campground at dark after a fun...

12Thank Justin B
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

The campsite is rather large but we opted for the lower number spots (#2) which had more privacy but no direct beach access. Beware of the spot directly across from it, next to the beach. It was next to the hike and bike spot which had 6 cyclists that night which sprawled over into the adjacent campsite. There were showers,...

2Thank Janet M
Oceanside, California
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Stayed in the bike/hike area for only 10 bucks, only one using it. Great campground, and the Carpinteria town had so much to do. Campground very clean, However watch out for the raccoons. They will get into your food, use the food lockers.

1Thank gerald g
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Stayed here last minute. Got lucky with the lottery . Located right on the beach. FYI if you come in on the lottery, you have to get lucky again the following morning at 8am. Which I DID!!!!! Advise reserve in advance.... And get ready for true beach camping. The sites all have a fire pit and the showers are readily...

1Thank brachelrn
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

I am not sure if it's something seasonal but the water was full of oil. My friends and I love to swim, so we could not really enjoy the beach because not only the water was cold. This would not stop us, the water is cold all over in California. But the oil was everywhere in the water so we...

Thank MsBehavi0r
Orinda, California
Reviewed 30 August 2015

I have been camping here since I was a little girl and although things have changed, it is still a great beach camp ground. There are plenty of places to head to the beach for the day. The bathrooms were redone and the only negative thing about them is that they don't get cleaned very well. They are cleaned in...

2Thank SheridanMarie42

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Additional Information about Carpinteria State Beach Campground

Address: 5361 6th St, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2404
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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