Carpinteria State Beach

State Park

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205 Palm Ave.
Carpinteria, CA 93013
805-968-1033
Official Website

GPS: 34.3927, -119.5204

Last Price Paid: $60
Number of Sites: 216
Pad Type: asphalt
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 23 ft
Max Length: 35 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

9 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
3bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
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1 review
Nightly rate: $60
Days stayed: 7
“Squirrel Infestatiion”

Reviewed Oct 08, 2018

Overall Rating

STAY AWAY!! We camped in Carp's Santa Cruz loop and had terrible CA ground squirrel issues. The guy in #220 had $1,500 damage done to his engine wiring during a 2 day stay! I kept my hood open but they still chewed on my air conditioning hoses. We will NOT be back after many years of loving Carp. We cannot take on this kind of financi... more

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stardustmachine
Arcata, CA

2 reviews
Nightly rate: $45
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 224
“Great SoCal Beach Camping”

Reviewed May 01, 2018

Overall Rating

We stayed in the Santa Cruz loop with our 3 kids in our 30ft Airstream. It was our Spring Break (mid-April), so I was expecting the campground to be more crowded, and when I made reservations it was almost full, but when we arrived there were a lot of spaces available. We arrived on a Monday and even though the check-in states 2pm, we ... more

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4 reviews
Nightly rate: $45
Days stayed: 1
“Convenient near-beach camping parking lot”

Reviewed Jun 26, 2017

Overall Rating

I've been camping for 20+ years and I think this is the first time I could pass my neighbor a beer without either of us exiting our RVs. I arrived too late to really enjoy the beach; I was just looking for a safe and legal place to park for the night. They charged $45 (which I was told is a discounted rate) for the space. There is zero... more

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2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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may510
Oakland, CA

8 reviews
Nightly rate: $53
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: Santa Cruz Loop C209
“Parking lot”

Reviewed Jun 02, 2017

Overall Rating

We were traveling back from Zions and needed a 1 night stay before heading North to Oakland SF bay area. The other beach campsites like Hobson or Faria didnt take reservationis It was a parking lot and very family friendly. Dogs are not allowed on the beach so bummer for us. The showers were a bit run down and dirty The tow... more

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dustent
Fort Collins, CO
25 Airstream Flying Cloud
2015 Chevy 2500HD Duramax
6 reviews
Nightly rate: $52
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 311

dustent would stay here again

“Opt for the dry camping option if you can”

Reviewed Mar 03, 2017

Overall Rating

We stayed here pre-solar setup, so we ended up in the full-hookup site. You somehow squeeze your camper and truck into two side by side spots, my truck was 6" from our neighbors slide out. It's very tight. We stayed in a 24' max site with our 25' Airstream (it's technically 23' without the hitch and bumper, right?) and it fit just fine... more

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Noise
5bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
5bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Dirk Reynolds
Big Sur, CA
25 Airstream Flying Cloud
2013 VW Touareg TDI
29 reviews
Nightly rate: $50
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 339
“Tight & Packed, but worth it.”

Reviewed Jan 26, 2017

Overall Rating

If you're looking to get away from it all, then this is not the place for you. If however you're looking to get right up on one of the nicest beaches along the the American Riviera, then you will have a hard time doing better than Carpinteria State Beach. The spaces are tight and packed, and unless you're here during off-season, it ... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Annie
Gainesville, FL
16 Safari Condo Alto 1743
2015 Subaru Outback
31 reviews
Nightly rate: $50
Days stayed: 5
“Crowded but the beach is great”

Reviewed Jan 22, 2017

Overall Rating

They really pack 'em in here, each loop has a lot of campers so the noise level on weekends and holidays can be crazy. Lots of families, so lots of kids. Weekdays in January were pretty deserted, so much better as far as overcrowding goes. If you really want the beach and don't need hookups, go farther down the coast to those parks and... more

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4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
3bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

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Tin Shack
CA
28 Airstream Safari
2015 GMC Denali 2500HD
32 reviews
Nightly rate: $50
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 111

Tin Shack would stay here again

“Beachfront Camping”

Reviewed Aug 09, 2015

Overall Rating

This is a beautiful beach in an urban setting and a favorite place for us to go for Christmas. We stayed in the Santa Rosa loop and the beach was just a few steps from the trailer. $50 per night gets you full hookups and sites are extremely packed in. There is really not enough room to park your vehicle adjacent to your trailer and sti... more

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Deke and Tiffani
Culver City, CA
17 VW Eurovan
2010 Airstream (Previous) CCD International
85 reviews
Nightly rate: $35
Days stayed: 1
“Oceanside, but a parking lot. ”

Reviewed Aug 08, 2014

Overall Rating

$35.00 got us no hook ups in the parking lot behind the ocean front spots, but that was fine. We really liked the town and it was nice to see the ocean. I'd find a better place next time we're in the area.

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See what we liked, and disliked, about our first stop in California: Carpinteria State Park.

From Palm Canyon, our goal was to do the Pacific Coast Highway all the way up the coast to Oregon. We didn’t need to stop in San Diego, and didn’t want to back track out of the park, so we looked at...

Hookups:
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • dry camping
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • volleyball
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • firewood
  • ADA Accessible
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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