World's Safest Beach
Carpinteria boasts that it has the world’s safest beaches and that may not be far from the case. Wide, sandy beaches that are accessible at most tides, long stretches in which one can meander along at a snail’s pace, absorbing the rhythmic sounds of the surf and ebb and flow of the waves. In recent years, Carpinteria has become a very cool place to visit with a revitalized downtown area, lots of great restaurants and plenty of places to explore the great outdoors.
No Car Days
One of the especially nice things about downtown Carpinteria is the potential to park and leave your car behind for the rest of the day. The downtown section is compact, and a four block walk will take you from one end of town at Carpinteria Avenue to the sandy beach at the south end of Linden Avenue. To the west the wide, sandy beach calls and if oyu have the inclination you can follow the tide line all the way to the mouth of the Salt Marsh or head north on Ash Avenue to the walkway that partly circles the upper part of the marsh.
To the east the beach and blufftop walk will take you to the Chevron Oil Pier and immdiate past it to the overlook for seal haulout. Beyond the pier is the Carp Bluff open space area and if you take the ramp down to the beach it's possible to walk all the way to Rincon Point.
The bottom line, no matter which way you head you can't go wrong.
- Carpinteria Festivals
- Activities for Kids
- Carpinteria City Parks - Matt Roberts, Parks and Recreation Director • (805) 684-5405 x449
- Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information - 5285 Carpinteria Avenue, Suite B Carpinteria, CA 93013 (805) 684-5479
- CA Avocado Festival - July 1, 2014
- Kid Fun in Carp
- Carpinteria State Park - (805) 968-1033