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Carpinteria State Beach Campground

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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good24%
  • Average21%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible15%
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

While it does front directly onto the ocean, if you don't have a front line pitch, this is little more than a car park, a patch of dirt next to a chain-link fence and the railway line. The pitches are very close together, and are...More

2  Thank Aqua43
Reviewed 30 June 2013

We have been camping here since 1979 because we love the location on the beach and the convenient location near the lovely, small city of Carpinteria. Over the years the rates charged for camping have more than doubled (we paid $65/night on beach row), but...More

9  Thank jmk060
Reviewed 20 June 2013

The location of the campground on the beach is excellent. Lots of open beach to spend the day. The big gamble is where you end up for a campsite. Some campsites are crammed together like sardines while other sites are spread out a little bit....More

Thank Almaden
Reviewed 3 May 2013

Unfortunately, when we booked our beach-front camping spot, we made the mistake of taking the 1 down from San Francisco, rather than the 101. On the map, it appeared to be about the same distance. Wrong! In other words, we missed most of our reservation...More

1  Thank HannaSD
Reviewed 22 November 2012

November 2012. We are in our early 40's, no kids. We were there to surf and Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP). Little surf, but great for SUPing. The ocean was so close. Found several sand dollars. We stayed Tuesday-Thursday. The bathrooms were clean, the showers $.50-$.75...More

7  Thank DeeDee690
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Anne A
5 September 2015|
Response from 702LasVegas | Reviewed this property |
Hi Anne, in addition to the regular sites, they have larger group sites that can accommodate a much larger amount of people and vehicles in one spot. Hope this helps and have fun!!
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"There are places to camp for tents and motor homes."
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"hook up sites are very tiny."
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"pick a site that doesn't back up to the bathroom for more privacy"
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"Get individual sites enven with a group, with one facing the water and group up there for the view and fun."
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