Carpinteria State Beach, Carpinteria

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Popular for surfing and beachfront camping, Carpinteria State Beach remains a favorite vacation spot for families with kids. Clean and safe for inexperienced swimmers, the beach offers public showers, shady trees, and large grassy fields. The surrounding area features big tar pits, fascinating to watch from afar. After a day of bird watching, swimming surf fishing, and nature walking, check out the local restaurant scene. Add Carpinteria State Beach and other attractions to your Carpinteria trip itinerary using our Carpinteria trip itinerary builder .
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  • Families everywhere. Safe warm beach! We even saw a dog surfing with a bunch of kids (and the dog was pretty good). Kids run around in wetsuits, although in July and August, the water is quite warm.  more »
  • Not on the sand, all along the cliffs, and it is too neat. Environmentalists beware here's nature doing oil spills without evil man. This place is unique and worth the visit.  more »
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