• Carpinteria State Beach - Carpinteria, California

      Carpinteria State Beach
      Photo by Kimberly Goza
      Carpinteria State Beach is a mile of scenic oceanfront with a boardwalk. It's an excellent place for strolling, swimming, surfing, picnicking, camping and exploring nature. Perhaps you will even spot a seal, sea lion or whale. And the park is only a short walk from the quaint downtown area of Carpinteria.

      If you go:
      Be aware that the campground, the parking lots and the beach itself can get very crowded during peak times. Day use for the park is 7:00 a.m. to sunset daily. And that the beach is the source of a natural oil seep. It is possible to get asphalt-like oil on your feet.


      5361 6th Street
      Carpinteria, California 93013 USA

      Mailing address:
      California Dept. Of Parks and Rec.
      P.O. Box 942896
      Sacramento, CA 94296 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Carpinteria State Beach
      +1 (805) 684-2811

      CA Dept. Of Parks and Rec.
      +1 (916) 653-6995