Carpinteria State Beach Campground

5361 6TH ST, Carpinteria, California, United States | Campground
 

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Big Sur & Santa Barbara

A travel blog entry by alanoconnor

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Hi everyone, Had a long day today but made Santa Barbara in one piece. We left Monterey at around 9.30am and headed for the Big Sur. The fog was lingering which hampered our views for the first part of the trip. It was amazing to go from a cold fog to heat and sunshine within 200 yards of the coast and it was like that for the first half of our day. It was about 4.30pm when we hit Santa Barbara. Our accomodation ...

Stayed an extra day...

A travel blog entry by royandclaudia

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... the centre lane and the right turn lane and you had cars on both sides. But other than that it was a great bike path. We rode all the way to the Channel Islands Visitor Info Center (didn't have to miss it afterall). You can see the Channel Islands from Ventura but they are a long way offshore. It would make an interesting trip to take a charter out to see them but none were running this morning that I could see so we didn't really make it ...

College Parties and Yosemite National Park

A travel blog entry by tomwenban

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... could have been so close to what is depicted in the films. But the most surreal part was yet to come.

We pulled into our home for the night, played some drinking games with our very gracious hosts and then set out to enjoy the ‘American College’ experience. And what an experience. We first went to one of the two bars on campus. With a legal drinking age of 21 it’s really only senior year and the old enough junior year students who ...

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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 (10 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. 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.

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    Reviewed by jrdow2

    Great!

    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 (25 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

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good