Carpinteria State Beach

Phone Number

(805) 684-2811

Max. Trailer Lengths

Trailer: 35 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: 35 Feet

Park Hours

Day Use:

7:00 a.m. until sunset.



Driving Directions to Carpinteria SB

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

Camping and Lodging

Maximum Stay: From March 1 through November 30, park visitors may camp for a maximum of seven (7) consecutive days. From December 1 through February 28, park visitors may camp for a maximum of fifteen (15) consecutive days. When the maximum consecutive stay has been reached, the person(s), equipment, and vehicle(s) must vacate the campground for a period of 48 hours before returning for another stay. The maximum stay limit for camping at Carpinteria State Beach is a total of 30 days in any calendar year.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.

OVERNIGHT FACILITIES
En route Campsites
Family Campsites
Group Campsites
Hike or Bike Campsites
RV Sites w/Hookups
RV Dump Station
RV Access
TRAIL USE
Hiking Trails
DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Picnic Areas
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Fishing
Guided Tours
Interpretive Exhibits
Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
Beach Area
Swimming
Windsurfing/Surfing
Family Programs
Geocaching
OTHER FACILITIES & VISITOR INFORMATION
Parking
Restrooms / Showers
Restrooms
Outdoor Showers
Drinking Water Available
Wheelchair Accessible

Park Alerts


While Santa Rosa Campground is closed from September 16, 2019 – March 31, 2020 due to restroom construction and sewer line repairs, some sites in the Santa Rosa loop will be first-come, first-served through October 13th. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 
Carpinteria State Beach will be performing annual maintenance projects starting February 18, 2020 through March 16, 2020. During this time, the Anacapa, Santa Cruz, and San Miguel camping loops (including group sites) will not be available for reservations. There will be some campsites available on a first-come, first-serve walk-up basis at the park entrance kiosk. Campsite availability will vary based on ongoing maintenance projects. Please note that the Santa Rosa camping loop will be closed for construction during this time period

ABOUT THE PARK:

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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.

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Surfline for Carpinteria State Beach

Maintenance Aide Positions
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Submit application to:

Carpinteria State Beach
ATTN:  Personnel
5361 6th Street
Carpinteria, CA  93013