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Carpinteria State Beach Camping

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Campgrounds

Campgrounds in Carpinteria SB

Anacapa (sites 101-127 & group sites)

Carpinteria SB

Santa Cruz (sites 201-244 & group sites)

Carpinteria SB

Santa Miguel (sites 401-460)

Carpinteria SB

Santa Rosa (sites 301-380)

Carpinteria SB

Overview

A brief introduction to Carpinteria SB

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Factsheet

Information about Carpinteria State Beach

Location

Address

205 Palm Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013, United States

Coordinates

34.3930° N, 119.5243° W

Directions

Carpinteria State Beach is West of Los Angeles. To get to Carpinteria State Beach take US Highway 101 North until Carpinteria, when you arrive take exit 86. Turn left on to Casitas Pass Road, then right to Carpinteria Avenue. Take the next left on to Palm Avenue until you reach the park.

Elevation

33 ft (10 m)

Area

62 acres (25 ha)

Terrain

Beach

Contact

Phone

(805) 684-2811

Website

Carpinteria State Beach on California State Parks

Email

ChannelCoastInfo@Parks.Ca.Gov

Operator

California State Parks

Links

Facebook

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Instagram

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Resources

Maps

Videos

Reservations

Reservations available

Up to 6 months in advance of arrival date

Fees

  • Hike and Bike Camping: $10 per person per night

  • Campsites (no-hookups): $45 per night

  • Campsites (hookups): $70 per night

  • Group campsites: $180 per night

  • Additional vehicles: $10 per night

Online booking

Carpinteria State Beach Campground at Reserve California

Phone reservations

(800) 444-7275

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Campground

Season

Open year-round

Access

  • Bike in

  • Drive in

  • Walk in

Number of sites

211

Site types

  • Bike and hike campsites

  • RV campsites

  • Tent campsites

  • Trailer campsites

Check-in time

2:00 p.m.

Check-out time

12:00 p.m.

Pets

Dogs are permitted but must be kept on a six-foot leash. Dogs are not allowed on the beach. Service dogs are welcome in all areas.

Campfires

In designated areas only

Group camping

Yes

Campsites

Max. site occupants

8

Vehicles per site

3 in each site; others can be parked in the extra-vehicle parking area

Maximum vehicle length

35'

Pad type

Asphalt

Campsite features

Fire ring, picnic table, some sites with hook-ups

Accessibility

Number of accessible sites

9

Accessible campsites

105, 115, 211, 231, 242, 339, 346, 439, 440

Accommodations

  • Accessible campfire center

  • Accessible parking 

  • Accessible picnic sites

  • Accesible restrooms

  • Accessible shaded group picnic areas

  • Beach wheelchair

  • Boardwalk (allows beach access)

Amenities

Facilities

  • Fire center 

  • Outdoor showers

  • Picnic areas

  • Ranger station

  • Restrooms (w/ showers)

  • Tomol Interpretive Play Area

  • Visitor Center

Hookups

  • Power 

  • Sewage

  • Water 

Conveniences

On site

  • Potable water

  • Fire pits (aside from the beach front of San Miguel)

  • Picnic tables

  • Fire wood

Support

Campground host

Waste

Sani-dump station 

Activities

Sports

  • Biking

  • Hiking

  • Kayaking

  • Paddle boarding

  • Running

  • Surfing

  • Swimming

  • Windsurfing

Nature

  • Scuba diving

  • Snorkeling

  • Stargazing

  • Wildlife viewing

  • Interpretive Exhibits

Recreation

  • Fishing

  • Geocaching

  • Guided tours 

  • Photography

  • Picnicking 

  • Programs and exhibits

Service

Wifi

Unavailable

Carriers

  • AT&T

  • T-Mobile

  • Verizon

Nearby

Attractions

Campgrounds

To come

Members say

Pros

  • Beautiful ocean view

  • Convenient location with town in walking distance

  • One of the safest beaches in the world 

Cons

  • Feels a bit like a parking lot, with sites packed tightly

  • Certain locations don’t provide enough shade

  • Train noises can be loud

  • Very popular, hard to find spots

Tips

  • There are no fire pits on the ocean front of San Miguel so bring your own set-up

  • The Tomol Interpretive Play area is located close to the campground making it easily accessible

Best campsites

358 – 380, 447 – 456

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