Carpinteria is a coastal community with small town charm valued by visitors and residents alike. Beautiful beaches, breathtaking mountain views, and a diverse economy make Carpinteria a wonderful place to live, work, and play!
For such as small town, Carpinteria certainly has enough to keep a person busy. Since it’s located about half way between Ventura and Santa Barbara and has historically been isolated from easy access to other towns, it’s had to become self-sufficient in the entertainment arena.
You can swim, surf, roller blade, skateboard, dance, ride bikes or work out at the gym. Almost any Sunday afternoon you can find a game of soccer or a family picnic at one of the many parks. You can catch a movie or play, shop along Linden, eat or walk the pathways of the estuary.
The Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club has their beautiful facilities here in Carpinteria. If you like horses, sports, hockey, basketball or soccer, you stand a good chance of loving Polo.
Each Sunday afternoon (except for winter), you can attend a game even if you are not a member of the club. The fans even get involved at half time by going onto the field and stomping divots.
Without a doubt, it’s a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
The gorgeous long beach that fronts the ocean along the length of the city itself is actually considered two beaches – one Carpinteria City and one Carpinteria State. Southeast of the city is home to the famous Rincon Beach, which is world renown for its surfing. Then, northwest of the city is Padero Beach, which is more of an unofficial beach known primarily to locals.