Carpinteria: Attractions

What to do in Carpinteria?

  • Enjoy the beach!
  • Ride one of our bicycles (or walk) to the Seal rookery approximately 1 mile south.
  • Antique shopping on Linden Avenue.
  • Rincon Beach 2 miles south – perfect for surfing or spectating.
  • Santa Claus Lane Beach – 2 miles north – great for kids. The surf shop rents out surfboards. To try something truly Californian for the first time, lessons are available as well.

Day Trips from Carpinteria
{ Go by Train, Bus, or Car }

  • Santa Barbara – Train or bus drops you off by the pier or downtown Santa Barbara.
  • Ventura – Train or bus drops you off within a half mile Main Street.
  • San Luis Obispo – View the coast from your window – Take the train 110 miles north.
  • Ojai – 30 minute drive to a quaint, horse country town.
  • Santa Ynez Valley – 50 mile drive to wineries and small towns.
carpinteria beach attractions

“We have busy careers. Kids and a long running list of things that need to be done! So taking a vacation is mandatory to our sanity and very survival! Carpinteria Beach Cottages are a haven for us. We have been here numerous times. We bring the kids. But not always. Sometimes we need to be alone with each other … to relax and reconnect. The beach vibe and retro ambiance is the perfect solution to our hectic lives! We will continue to return often!” – Suzanne & Thomas, Los Angeles, CA