Find fun in the sun just south of Santa Barbara with a bit of Carpinteria camping! For swimming, surfing, and seaside explorations, this Carpinteria State Beach campground really can’t be beat. Although San Miguel Campground is primarily for trailers and RVs, it does offer some tent-camping space on the innermost row. This Carpinteria State Beach campground also has premium beachfront spots for RVs and trailers, but these do not have hookups. RV campers should be sure to check into length restrictions before booking a site.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
54 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Sunset cruises along this beautiful beach are just one of the ways cyclists can enjoy Carpinteria State Beach. There are severa...Read more


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


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


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


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


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


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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Cheryl K.
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September 15th, 2021

If you are tent camping, skip this one. Yeah, it's across from the beach, but tent campers are stuck on a dirt strip, just a few feet from their neighbors, no trees, no shade and just in front of the railroad tracks where trains are frequent. Across from the dirt strip camping area are rows upon row of RVs of all sizes and shapes parked on diagonal spots on asphalt, cheek to jowl. You can hear the roar of the surf, but can't see it. Try reserving a tent spot in the Santa Rosa campground, at least you get a grassy spot with some real estate between you and your neighbor.

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Susan S.
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July 31st, 2017

Easy access for RVs. Gorgeous views. Can walk to the brewery, restaurants, and stores from here.

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Carpinteria State Beach
United States
Phone Number
(805) 968-1033
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34.389° N, 119.517° W
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RV / Trailer: 36 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 18 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)