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Carpinteria State Beach Campground

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We found the campground wonderful, especially the proximity to the beach and hiking trail, not far from shopping. The price was right, reservations recommended, a must in fact if you want your choice of sites.

Thank Steve B
Boulder City, Nv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the state beach here in Carpinteria yesterday and it was great. Not to crowded and the weather was great. Small waves and Sandy beach. They claim it is the world's safest beach. We will return. Would I recommend it to others. NO I would just a soon nobody goes there so I can have it all to...

Saugus, California
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We have been coming here since the 80's and enjoy it so very much. Where else can you have the waves crashing right at your backdoor?! Great tidepools to check out, walk down and see the seals, or just sit in your beach chairs and watchpods of dolfins go by. Reservations can be hard to come by, as it is...

Thank jandjhollander
Sydney, Aus
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Turned up quite late (8pm) and already dark so got a lovely surprise when I woke up next day. Great little campsite with friendly and helpful staff. The only downside was the noise of the (freight?) trains going through in the night and the roar of the ocean (not really!).

Thank travellingKarrieG
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 10 March 2017

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...

2Thank drj86wr
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...

Thank rangers_boy83
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 '...

3Thank JimRich90402

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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.”
924DianeD, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“pick a site that doesn't back up to the bathroom for more privacy”
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.”
sportsstuff4ustore, 3 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Check the reservation map and pictures.”
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.”
Almaden, 20 Jun 2013 | Read review
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