|Carpinteria State Beach|
|Location||Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, California, United States|
|Nearest city||Carpinteria, California|
|Area||62 acres (25 ha)|
|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.
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. The address is 205 Palm Ave Carpinteria, CA 93013.
The 62-acre (25 ha) park was established in 1932.
Recreational activities include bird watching, ocean swimming, surf fishing, nature walks, camping, and tidepool exploration.
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.
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