7:00 a.m. until sunset.
Fees are due and payable upon entry.
Carpinteria State Beach
Carpinteria State Beach will be performing annual maintenance projects starting February 19, 2019 until March 21, 2019. During this time, the Anacapa, Santa Cruz, and San Miguel camping loops (including group campsites) will not be available for reservations. There will be some campsites available on a first-come, first-served walk-up basis at the park entrance kiosk and campsite availability will vary based on the maintenance projects ongoing. Please note that the Santa Rosa camping loop will be open for reservations during this time period.
ABOUT THE PARK:
Twelve miles south of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria State Beach offers a mile of beach for swimming, surf fishing, tidepool exploring and camping. Although dogs are not allowed on beach, we have a great picnic area where they are allowed to enjoy the outdoors as well. Lifeguards patrol the beach year round and lifeguard towers are staffed roughly from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. The Spanish named the area Carpinteria because the Chumash tribe, which lived in the area, had a large seagoing canoe-building enterprise, or "carpentry shop" here. This was because of naturally-occurring surface tar, which was used to waterproof the canoes.
Seals and sea lions can be seen in the area December through May, as well as an occasional gray whale. Tidepools contain starfish, sea anemones, crabs, snails, octopi and sea urchins.
RV RENTAL/DELIVERY POLICY:
Trailers may be rented from 101 RV Rental Concessions. This is the only permitted business for delivery of RVs in this state park. For questions, please contact 101 RV Rental at (805) 210-7391.
ADDITIONAL VISITOR SERVICES:
- D2 Global Enterprises, Inc. dba 101 RV Rentals (Camp trailer rentals)
- City of Carpinteria (Portions of Carpinteria SB)
Most of the parks of the Channel Coast District are located along the coast in western Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. Camp Host positions exist at the following parks within the District:
McGrath State Beach
Emma Wood State Beach
(North Beach Campground and Ventura River Group Camp)
Carpinteria State Beach
El Capitan State Beach
Refugio State Beach
Gaviota State Park
HD LIVE WEB CAM & SURF REPORT
Available Activities and Facilities at Carpinteria State Beach
En route Campsites
Hike or Bike Campsites
RV Sites w/Hookups
RV Dump Station
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Restrooms / Showers
Drinking Water Available