Carpinteria is a beautiful seaside community set in the scenic Carpinteria Valley just south of Montecito. Home to long stretches of sandy beach and abundant sunshine, there is plenty to keep oneself happy in this lovely seaside town. Wonderful restaurants, tree-lined streets, outdoor markets, oceanside park facilities, special shows and endless beach activities.
Carpinteria beach is known for its gentle slope and clam waves. Just to the south surfers can find some of the best shaped waves in the world at Rincon Point near the Carpinteria Bluffs. With a nearby seal rookery and occasional gray whale visits the area´s endless sea life can be observed and appreciated year round.