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Carpinteria State Beach, Carpinteria

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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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  • Carpinteria campgrounds feels like California of past. Mikes of uncrowned beaches and trails. Great bnb’s and a dog beach. We stayed with friends at Tropicshoresapartments.com with our dog. Loved it. 
    Carpinteria campgrounds feels like California of past. Mikes of uncrowned beaches and trails. Great bnb’s and a dog beach. We stayed with friends at Tropicshoresapartments.com with our dog. Loved it.  more »
  • So wanted to enjoy the sandy beach here. There is a boardwalk and lovely sand. BUT, the soles of our feet ended up with OIL globs that were really difficult to remove. How sad! Bring some rags for... 
    So wanted to enjoy the sandy beach here. There is a boardwalk and lovely sand. BUT, the soles of our feet ended up with OIL globs that were really difficult to remove. How sad! Bring some rags for...  more »

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