Carpinteria State Beach Campground

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Carpinteria State Beacj is one of the most popular beach camping destinations in the Santa Barbara area.

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Courtney Johnson


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Destination Distance From Downtown

10.3 miles


1 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

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All Seasons

All Seasons

Dog Friendly

On Leash Only

Allowed in the campground but not on the beach

Fees Permits


Rates vary depending on site, time of year and vehicle / tent options. See for rates.



Carpinteria State Beach, the self proclaimed safest beach in the world, offers great beach activities and exceptional drive up camping. One of the most popular beach campgrounds in the area, Carp State Beach offers beach access and full amenities, including showers, RV hookups, dump stations, picnic tables, fire rings, and a camp store. Reservations for tent and RV sites need to be made far in advance for the summer months and holidays.

What Makes It Great

The campground is within walking distance of downtown Carpinteria and many other great Carp destinations, including the Carp Bluffs and the Seal Rookery. The 12 mile beach is a lovely place to spend a few days enjoying the salty air and ocean views. 

Who is Going to Love It

It's a busy but fun campground, especially well-suited for families or groups. Those looking for peace and solitude may not appreciate the lively conditions. 

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

To make a reservation or for more information, visit the California State Parks website.

The park is on Highway 224, off U.S. 101, twelve miles south of Santa Barbara.

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Carpinteria State Beach Campground

Carpinteria, CA, 93013
34.392645, -119.52164

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