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Carpinteria State Beach

Carpinteria State Beach
Carpinteria State Beach coastline
Map showing the location of Carpinteria State Beach
Map showing the location of Carpinteria State Beach
Location Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, California, USA
Nearest city Carpinteria, California
Area 62 acres (25 ha)
Established 1932
Governing body California Department of Parks and Recreation

Carpinteria State Beach is a protected beach in the state park system of California, in Santa Barbara County, Southern California.


  • Features 1
    • Recreation 1.1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4



The park is located in the city of Carpinteria, 12 miles (19 km) south of Santa Barbara. The park has 4,685 feet (1,428 m) of beachfront.[1]


The 62-acre (25 ha) park was established in 1932.[1]


Recreational activities include bird watching, ocean swimming, surf fishing, nature walks, camping, and tidepool exploration.[2]

The Carpinteria Harbor Seal Preserve and rookery is located within and south of the park, protecting the Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina). It is one of the four harbor seal rookeries remaining along the Southern California coast.[3]

See also


  1. ^ a b "California State Park System Statistical Report: Fiscal Year 2009/10". California State Parks. p. 18. Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  2. ^ "Carpinteria SB". California State Parks. Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  3. ^ Carpinteria Harbor Seal Preserve and rookery . accessed 2.2.2014
Carpinteria State Beach entrance sign.

External links

  • websiteCarpinteria State Beachofficial
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