About 15 minutes to the east of downtown Santa Barbara lies the Carpinteria valley, located in the southeast corner of Santa Barbara County. Carpinteria is a little piece of coastal paradise with a splendid natural setting and small town charm that’s irresistible. Dozens of antique stores, small shops and cafes are clustered along the main street of Carpinteria, which ends right on the beach.
Carpinteria is home to a world renown surfing area of Rincon Point and has more than its share of beautiful beaches including Carpinteria State Beach, Sandyland Cove, Sand Point Road and Padaro Lane. It also boasts wonderful parks, popular schools and many year round recreational activities. Carpinteria is also home to many nurseries, some of which are open to the public and offer a tremendous variety of lovely fresh flowers and plants to discriminating buyers.