Carpinteria offers 12 miles of coastal beaches ideal for swimming, surfing, fishing, camping and tide pool explorations! Located southeast of Santa Barbara, California this small seaside community is known for its surfing swells and gentle waves. In 1769 the Spanish explorers on an expedition discovered a large native village where Carpinteria Pier stands today. Soldiers named the town La Carpinteria having noticed that the native Chumash Indians were building many canoes.
Visitors can hike the mountains of the Los Padres National Forest, pick avocados at the Annual Avocado festival, spot seals and sea lions between December and May at the Seal Rookery, surf at Rincon Point or for beginning surfers at Santa Clause Lane. Soak in the California sun and catch at a wave at Carpinteria known as the "World's Safest Beach City!"