Carpinteria State Beach, Carpinteria, California
Highway 224, Carpinteria, California 93013| Map |
The Carpinteria State Beach is the place to go for a day of fun in the sun. Swimming, surfing, camping, and more makes this one of the more popular beaches in this part of the state. In the winter months, keep your eyes open for sea lions and seals, as well as gray whales. It is safe to swim here as lifeguards patrol the beach during the spring and summer months. Do be aware that dogs are not allowed here, but do bring a lunch, as there are excellent picnic areas that make it a good place for family fun. Explore the tidal pools to see crabs, snails, starfish, and sea urchins.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
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.
Address: Highway 224, Carpinteria, California 93013| Map
Hours: Open 7 am - sunset.
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