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If you’re on the hunt for beachfront real estate just south of Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz Campground at Carpinteria State Beach is your stop! Santa Cruz is bigger than its sister campground Azalea, and its proximity to the beach means that it is usually the more popular Carpinteria camping option. This tent- and RV-friendly campground has 12 premium beachfront sites available,

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If you’re on the hunt for beachfront real estate just south of Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz Campground at Carpinteria State Beach is your stop! Santa Cruz is bigger than its sister campground Azalea, and its proximity to the beach means that it is usually the more popular Carpinteria camping option. This tent- and RV-friendly campground has 12 premium beachfront sites available, although these, of course, fill up pretty quickly. Sites are generally long and narrow, and tend to be close together. This campground also offers three group sites. Find showers, restrooms, picnic tables, and fire rings here.

Campsite area
Bring your own
No. of sites
0
RV hookups
Sewage
Access
Group sizes
Up to people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Showers available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

Sunset cruises along this beautiful beach are just one of the ways cyclists can enjoy carpinteria state beach. there are severa...Read more

Boating

Motorboats are not allowed to be brought in here, but if you want more information on boating in carpinteria, check out the kay...Read more

Fishing

How does wading into the surf, rod in your hand, hot sun on your back, and the entire afternoon stretched before you like a wid...Read more

Hiking

This park is more known for its expanses of white sand than hiking, but in addition to a lovely walk along the pacific ocean, v...Read more

Paddling

Carpinteria state beach is home to pretty much every fun activity you can do in the water, and that, of course, includes paddli...Read more

Surfing

Although technically the best time to surf in this county is in the winter, we are betting that you are going to find the sun-s...Read more

Swimming

Getting into that gorgeous water is really what this park is all about. known as one of the safest swimming beaches along the c...Read more

Wildlife watching

The coast always provides ample opportunities for wildlife spotting. lucky paddlers have been visited by whales, seals and dolp...Read more

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Hipcamper Carola
Carola B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 22nd, 2015

It's been awhile since I camped here, but I loved the tide pools! ( Look, Don't Take!)
You can walk into town very easily.

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December 8th, 2017

Bring all weather clothing

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February 14th, 2018

Can get cold! Bring layers

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September 18th, 2018

Extremely busy during the summer. Beautiful beaches, but no solitude.

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September 19th, 2018

Pack clothing for cooler weather at night and warmer weather middays

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Park
Carpinteria State Beach
State
California
Phone Number
(805) 968-1033
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
34.392° N, 119.52° W