Popular for surfing and beachfront camping, Carpinteria State Beach remains a favorite vacation spot for families with kids. Clean and safe for inexperienced swimmers, the beach offers public showers, shady trees, and large grassy fields. The surrounding area features big tar pits, fascinating to watch from afar. After a day of bird watching, swimming surf fishing, and nature walking, check out the local restaurant scene. Add Carpinteria State Beach and other attractions to your Carpinteria trip itinerary using our Carpinteria trip itinerary builder.
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Walking the beach is amazing. Clean and peaceful. Restrooms clean and convenient. Easy to maintain social distancing. more »
Might be very busy in the summer but this month was relatively uncrowded and good opportunities for long walks on the beach or the boardwalk. Plenty of street parking, as well as paid parking... more »
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