More than just a classic California beach town...

Carpinteria is a small oceanside city located in southeastern Santa Barbara County, California, east of Santa Barbara and northwest of Ventura. The population was 13,040 at the 2010 census.

Carpinteria Beach is known for its gentle slope and calm waves in selected sandy areas but also good surfing swells in some of the more rocky areas. Seals and sea lions can be seen in the area December through May at the rookery  in the nearby Carpinteria Bluffs, as well as an occasional gray whaleTidepools contain starfishsea anemonescrabssnailsoctopuses and sea urchins. A marathon-length round trip north of the rookery along the beach to Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara is possible, though passable only during low tide. A popular campground is located adjacent to the beach.

There is bird watching at Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve, established in 1977 and administered by the Natural Reserve System of the University of California. The Waldholme Torrey Pine, largest known Torrey pine tree on earth, is located in downtown Carpinteria.



Carpinteria State Beach

World famous beaches



From beach burgers at The Spot, to fine dining, Carpinteria offers many different dining options.




Carpinteria offers a variety of shops from iconic surf shops, to antique shops, and clothing boutiques all within walking distance.   Linden Avenue is 2 blocks from 4879 Dorrance Way.



Carp Pool, Marsh, local trails...