- Family Friendly
Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce
1056-B Eugenia Place
Carpinteria, CA 93013
Carpinteria's splendid natural setting and small town charm remain relatively undiscovered. Yet visitors who spend time in this peaceful seaside city, located in the fertile Carpinteria Valley just 12 miles south of Santa Barbara, have a way of returning year after year.
They come to soak up sunshine at the beach, or simply to enjoy the small town pleasures of Carpinteria, where tree-shaded streets, parades and craft shows evoke a gentle way of life.
Encompassing wooded groves and 4,000 feet of ocean frontage, Carpinteria State Beach Park offers overnight camping and the best surf-fishing and tide-pooling for miles around.
Dozens of antique stores, small shops and restaurants are clustered along the main streets of Carpinteria, making the area a browser's paradise. Once a year, the town's normally peaceful streets turn into a midway of adventure during the rollicking California Avocado Festival, an October spectacle devoted to good eating and family.