Carpinteria State Beach Campground

Address: 5361 6TH ST, Carpinteria, California, United States | Campground
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This campground, located on 5361 6TH ST, Carpinteria, is near Carpinteria State Beach, Santa Barbara Surf School, Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, and Lookout County Park.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsCarpinteria State Beach Campground

      Reviewed by ladyandtramp

      Our Least Favourite Campsite (and most expensive)

      Reviewed Mar 31, 2014
      by (15 reviews) , Canada Flag of Canada

      We went to this campground on a recommendation from a fellow camper. It was sadly, not what we expected. We paid $60 for a small parking lot space with a picnic table and a fire pit and no space for anything more. We were right on the ocean though but this meant that people walked right through our spot to get to the beach. People were sunbathing on the pavement. Absolutely no privacy and barely room for our folding chairs. We drove to another parking lot in order to cook our breakfast in peace and with a little room. The view of the ocean was lovely but the area is known for its surface tar on the beac, so it smelled pretty badly. This campsite was our least favourite, and the most expensive, of our whole trip.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      Reviewed by jrdow2


      Reviewed Jun 7, 2013
      by (3 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

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      Reviewed by winegalcj

      Carp Beach - a little of everything!

      Reviewed May 21, 2012
      by (27 reviews) Southern California - we moved a lot , United States Flag of United States

      Since I live in a coastal hamlet in Northern California, one could wonder why I keep coming back to the quaint beach hamlet of Carpinteria. The biggest reason is that it probably the best camping beach in California - sea and sand within feet of your camp spot - great food and drink within a couple of blocks. The folks here are great, too. It's my favorite jumping off point when I head south and then east to the deserts of Southern California and Arizona. The only downside is that it can be crowded on the weekends - but it's a big beach - lots of room to spread out!

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      TripAdvisor Reviews Carpinteria State Beach Campground

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      Travel Blogs from Carpinteria

      Langer Tag und kein vorwärts kommen

      A travel blog entry by cars2014 on May 08, 2014

      22 photos

      Nach dem Frühstück noch ein wenig tschutten mit Andrin und Raphael bevor es um 9 Uhr wieder auf die Reise ging. Heutiges Ziel waren die Sanddünen unterhalb des Pismo State Parks, das dänische Städtchen Solvang und dann auf einen Camping Platz im Los Padros National Forest, welcher im USA Reiseführer von Grundmann erwähnt ist.
      Jetzt der Reihe …

      Day 25 - Carpinteria

      A travel blog entry by ladyandtramp on Mar 31, 2014

      18 photos

      Drive: San Simeon to Carpinteria, California ( 152 m ) via San Luis Obispo (Happiest City in
      America - Oprah quote)

      Sights: Day 1 - amazing Coastal Hwy - lots of places to pull over to see the beautiful scenery
      - Morro Bay (Gibraltar of the Pacific)
      - Pismo Beach
      - Santa Barbara

      Activities: - walkabout San …

      Highway One - so much love!

      A travel blog entry by vee_vee on Dec 10, 2012

      ... sunshine and getting our feet wet walking along the gorgeous white sand beach. It was simply glorious, I loved every second of it. We continued driving through some incredible farming land with all sorts of goodies. The star of all the produce seemed to be the humble strawberry, I've never seen so many strawberry plants, they just kept going and going and going and going. Apparently this area has earned the nickname 'America's salad bowl', and it's easy to see why. Our next ...

      Dust Bowl to Beach

      A travel blog entry by jcarlton on Jul 19, 2012

      8 photos

      ... The dip for the lobster was made of lobster bisque and cognac. I dipped more than the lobster into it. There were a variety of salads and even a few beef dishes. The temperature has shot up and I can now go out without my brown hoodie. It was the warmest jacket I had, and did need it in the evenings and mornings. Yesterday, the temperature climbed and we loved ...