Carpinteria State Beach Campground

Address: 5361 6TH ST, Carpinteria, California, \N, 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 …

    Mixed Review

    A travel blog entry by carolandgary on Mar 31, 2013

    5 photos

    ... telling you what you can or cannot do, yet has more vagrants passed out everywhere than anyplace we have ever been.

    Santa Cruz and Portland don't hold a candle to misfit count.

    The juxtaposition of haves and have-nots and fussiness and I don't know what else, but something, made us glad to get out of there bright and early the next ...

    Day 10 - Driving the Big Sur to Santa Barbara

    A travel blog entry by nicolawatts on Sep 09, 2012

    22 photos

    ... br>
    It feels like we are in real California cowboy country now.miles and miles of open land and mountains. A lot of beef farming, animals grazing on what can be described as almost dust bowls though they seem to find something. Though there are plenty of trees dotting the landscape. But this probably normal here. Certainly no crops in sight. We arrived in Santa Barbara about 6.30 in the evening and now plan a few days with no driving at ...