Carp Beach - a little of everything! A review of Carpinteria State Beach Campground
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!