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Carpinteria State Beach Campground

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arrived at Carpinteria SB in disbelief and with great disappointment! The so called camping site was smaller than a Walmart parking space and as busy as a "Black Friday" shopping day with the likes of Walmart regulars roaming in uncontrolled "flocks" of dogs, unsupervised out-of-control kids, and adult gang-like groups with questionable motives. Crowded congestion that rivals a Super...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We wanted to get out of LA for the day and camp and at short notice we booked a spot Carpenteria State beach. Despite it being off-season it was still busy. Seen a few reviews about the staff / rangers being rude / militant. We didn't find that at all, very helpful and left as alone completely. We picked a...

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Brea, California
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Spent a week there in December and got to see what some bad weather can do to the campsites. Many people asked to move due to chance of wind blowing down trees/branches. Rain caused flooding in some areas which also caused some people to be moved. Restrooms are old and need work, grounds are in need of some serious work...

Thank Retiredoldguys
Long Beach, California
Reviewed 17 November 2016

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...

1Thank LoveMauiForever
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 November 2016 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.

Thank Aniek G
Santa Monica, California
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 '...

1Thank JimRich90402
Garden Grove, California, United States
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...

Thank Diane D
Palm Springs, California
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...

2Thank rssingnl
San Diego, California
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...

Thank CS_Nelson
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 23 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,...

4Thank Eileen H

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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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