Carpinteria State Beach features a beautiful mile-long beach and is located just 12 miles from Santa Barbara. The campground has 216 campsites for tents, trailers and RVs (up to 35 feet). About 105 have hookups, and of those there are 80 full hookups in the Santa Rosa Loop. Beach front campsites are 358-380 and 447-456. FYI – trailers/RVs will be measured so make sure your camper’s length complies with the size of the campsite’s parking area.
Group camping is also available and includes Bobcat Group Site (3 vehicles / 25 people – trailers and motor homes only), Fox Group Site (3 vehicles / 25 people), Raccoon Group Site (5 vehicles / 40 people, Gull, Egret and Plover Group Sites (3 vehicles and 25 people each).
The campground is comprised of 4 sections/loops. Anacapa and Santa Cruz are the only sections that allow tents. Also, if you want beachfront, request Santa Cruz. for tents. If you have an RV and want to be fronting the beach, request Santa Rosa or San Miguel. Carpinteria State Beach campground has flush toilets, hot showers, a visitor center and dump station. Each campsite also has a table, fire ring and grill. Overflow parking is available.
Eight people and two vehicles per campsites. Check out time is 12:00pm and check-in time is 2:00pm. Quiet hours are from 10:00pm to 6:00AM.
Outdoor recreation includes surfing, swimming, beach-combing, surf-fishing, snorkeling, hiking, biking and picnicking. There’s also some great wildlife viewing with opportunities to see whales, seals, sea lions and a variety of shore birds.
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358-380 and 447-456