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Carpinteria State Beach

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Address: Highway 224, Carpinteria, CA 93013
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Pretty dog friendly spot

Loved the wide beautiful beach Enjoyed several sunsets too Easy parking each time I pulled up Wide lovely sand clean and friendly beach

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sarah R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the wide beautiful beach Enjoyed several sunsets too Easy parking each time I pulled up Wide lovely sand clean and friendly beach

Thank Sarah R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a lovely beach at the bottom of the towns main street. very clean..lots of rubbish bins. one of the most lovely beaches I have been to in California. Free parking very close, plus stores and take out restaurants.

Thank Kingomorg
portland Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came from the northeast for a winter getaway. Weather was cool by California standards, 50s and 60s, lovely for a Mainer. We enjoyed strolling the beach, but also the shore path. I am a birder and there is good habitat along the shore path. The park has fabulous shore front campsites.

Thank Linneasmom
Gig Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

A wonderful walk with extraordinary views. We began our adventure by walking from the beach end of Linden street in downtown Carpintera. Your walk takes you through camp grounds which border the Pacific ocean, open meadows, along the shore line, and the cliffs. This route is five plus miles round trip. There are access points along the route should you... More 

Thank Mike P
Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I've been numerous times but yesterday was super cool with all the fog! Love to swim here during the summer. In September they hold the Carpinteria Triathlon. If you are a triathlete this is a great course!

Thank Diana M
new jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

I stopped there early in the morning and just enjoyed watching the waves and the people walking on the beach. Very relaxing.

Thank Bridgetpianos
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Go there after 4pm, you'll the tide is getting low and more and more shells appear. We even found many live ones, but we didn't keep them, we put them back in the ocean instead. Sunset is beautiful too!! Great place!!

Thank Bridget W
Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We walked quite a ways in both directions while enjoying the waves and picking up shells. This seems more like the ocean than Bay of Santa Barbara.

Thank bettypon7
Santa Clarita, California, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

In the winter most beaches are quiet. The water cold but still a nice place to walk. Enjoy a burger at The Spot or a beer at a micro brewery. Greet sunsets

Thank Steven A
British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Stayed in the area for a few weeks in winter and walked this beach all the way to Rincon beach and back several times when the tide is low (about 10kms round trip). There is one part where you have to leave the beach and follow a path above the bluff because of the seal rookery, which is off limits... More 

Thank Emily K

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