this state park is grossly overpriced. yes it's on the beach.... but don't gouge because santa Barbara is so unfriendly toward rvs!
Nice state park that is separated into four sections. Great for tent camping and small RV's. Only a few spots for 35 foot rigs. My 33' fit into a 30' spot by backing up as far as possible. Tables and fire pits at each spot. Tidepools at south end by San Miguel loop. Verizon cell service very spotty. They are changing from Reserve America to their own system, which has to be better for getting a reservation. Would definitely stay here again.
This park has two paved loops with full hookups and two loops without hookups. We've stayed twice in the "dry area" and like it much better. The full hookup area is like a crammed parking lot with lots of parties, especially on weekends. The campground is just across the railroad tracks for the quaint part of Carpinteria. Yes, that means you'll hear train horns day and night. The beach is beautiful but you'll also find some homeless folks meandering through the campground and using the showers. Overall, we really enjoy the place. There are many restaurants and two micro breweries within walking distance. Be sure to check out Reynaldo's Mexican Bakery. The showers and bathrooms in the dry camping area are wheelchair accessible but NOT in the two loops with full hookups.
Love Carp, so much to do & great park right on the beach!
This is a large state park right on the ocean. We stayed in a dry camp area for $45, but we still felt close to the water and we had nice shade trees. It wasn't a busy time of the year, so it was a pleasant place to stay. Yes, we did wake up one time with the train whistle, but overall, I would recommend this park.
The rv spaces are very small here so small you berly have space to park your car if you have one with you. Locals camp here and do not respect the other campers that stop for the night, we got to our camp and the campers next to us hade all there stuff on our site like there bikes and tables full of food when we asked if they could move it the guy said "there's no way I can move my stuff I just started cooking" well his stuff shouldn't of been there in the first place he was so rude when we got security he answered the same way and still refuse to move his stuff. The only thing I liked was the beach it's beautiful. One more thing the girl that helped us gave us our site and was friendly but doesn't give you any information.
We love this campground it has beautiful view and very close to the city.
Yes, it's expensive ($70 a night for hookups) yes the sites are small. However, you are literally 50 yards from the breaking waves, a short 5 minute walk to town (I recommend visiting rincon brewery) and the beach is beautiful. Dogs are only allowed at the very south end of the beach, so I suggest trying to stay in the San Miguel loop if you have dogs. The people in charge are very strict about your rig staying within the designated lines. Spaces can be tight to get in as well, and pay attention to the site's maximum vehicle length requirement. If you don't fit completely inside the lines, they won't allow you to stay. That being said, my buddy fit his 26' Minnie Winnebago trailer in a designated 21' space.
We've got the allowance to “park" there for the hot deal of only 45 US$ per night. With the big advantage to have for this money: NOTHING! No electricity, no hook up, no restroom, no shower! But the advice us to leave next morning 9:00 a.m. at the latest! The only advantage I see is, that to be towed away will be of course more expensive! :-( Michael
Four different campgrounds on the beach south of Santa Barbara. San Miguel has water and electric sites and dry sites facing the ocean. Overpriced but for one nite is worth the ocean view. Park uses Reserve California for reservations and it's based in Texas. Go online and reserve there if you can - it's easier to find a site. The Amtrac train passes by during the day but not an issue. $50 - $70 a nite but you are paying for the ocean view.
....das ist einer der Vorteile dieses Parks. Außerdem die Nähe zum Wasser, ansonsten sind wir eher enttäuscht. 70$ für die 4 Reihe auf dem Santa Rosa Loop, den Zug direkt neben uns, also direkt am Bett und die Duschen muss man auch extra bezahlen. Wir duschen eigentlich ungern im RV, aber wir hatten Full hookup und keine Lust jetzt auch noch die Duschen zu zahlen. Die Plätze selbst sind leider nur ein Doppelparkplatz, uns fehlt ein wenig grün, denn das wäre wenigstens hinter den Autos möglich gewesen, aber da war alles verbrannt und seit Jahren schon nichts mehr gesät worden. Die Picknicktische sehen schon recht alt aus (Splittergefahr)....naja. Hier muss wirklich was gemacht werden und Duschen sollten einfach nicht bezahlt werden müssen. Wenn man Glück hat und sich noch 10$ mehr leisten kann, steht man ganz vorn am Strand und das können dann auch wir wärmstens empfehlen!
This is definitely a place to go and stay for few days ! We do regret so much for having been there for one night. We were in Miguel loop (400 and up) and the beach there is so under visit ;) people were very friendly! Recommend it +++