Carpinteria State Beach


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Carpinteria State Beach


Location:12 miles south of Santa Barbara off US 101.
Facilities:Family campsites (tent camping; RV camping with hookups), hike/bike campsites, en route campsites, group camp, restrooms, showers, picnic areas, visitor center, exhibits (é).
Activities:Camping, fishing, swimming, wildlife viewing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Seals and sea lions, as well as an occasional gray whale, can be seen in this area December through May, and tidepools contain starfish, sea anemones, crabs, snails, octopi, and sea urchins. The Spanish named the area "Carpinteria" because the Chumash tribe had a large, oceangoing canoe-building enterprise or "carpentry shop" located here. The Chumash chose the spot because of the naturally-occurring surface tar they used to seal their boats.
Address:c/o Channel Coast District Office
911 San Pedro St
Ventura, CA 93001

Phone:805-684-2811
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=599
Size: 62 acres.

See other parks in California.
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Fergie then joined the Walk participants' family, friends and supporters at the inspirational closing ceremony at Carpinteria State Beach to announce a total of more than $3 million in initial grants awarded to nine breast cancer organizations in Southern California, ensuring the funds raised immediately benefit the community.
Rather than pack up at sunset and go home, stay the night at the adjacent Carpinteria State Beach campground--261 campsites, plenty of them smack-dab at the beach edge.
CALLING ALL CYCLISTS: The American Diabetes Association is looking for local cyclists to participate in the Tour de Cure, a fund-raising event set for May 3 at Carpinteria State Beach.
You can reserve campsites at Carpinteria State Beach through Mistix (800/444-7275), but, like most California beach campgrounds, it gets crowded in summer.
Carpinteria State Beach, California Previous National Winners, which are excluded from the survey, are: 1991 Kapalua Bay Beach, Hawaii 1995 St.
Tim Strother of Santa Clarita Valley called six months in advance to reserve a camping spot at Carpinteria State Beach and was told the campground was full.
Carpinteria State Beach offers a mile of beach for swimming, surf fishing, tide pool exploration and camping.
A handful of brushed aluminum plaques were placed within Tar Pits Park, near Carpinteria State Beach.
At state park camping grounds such as Leo Carrillo State Beach near Malibu and Carpinteria State Beach near Santa Barbara, the July Fourth weekend has been booked solid for months.
Schillo and his wife, Marion, will spend two days on the annual Coastwalk, which started Monday at Carpinteria State Beach and ends Saturday at the Los Angeles County line.
Similar beach wheelchairs are also available at Torrey Pines State Beach north of Del Mar, San Buenaventura State Beach in Ventura, Carpinteria State Beach south of Santa Barbara and Gaviota State Park west of Santa Barbara.
Coastwalk mostly covers beaches, beginning at Carpinteria State Beach across the Santa Barbara County line to make up for the lack of access to the Seacliff area.