Located along the stunning oceanside in Santa Barbara County, a Southern California vacation rental in sleepy Carpinteria offers a quiet, charming beach community with good surfing swells, as well as peaceful calm waves and a long, sandy beach.
From here you can explore bluff trails for an afternoon stroll - but keep your eyes open, you might just see seals, sea lions, and perhaps even grey whales! At only 11 miles east of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria makes a great home-base for exploring this beautiful, sun-drenched region of California. When you leave your beach bungalow, head to the Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve for bird watching, the state beach for surfing, or Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve for a day of hiking. And if you visit in August, you'll be in town for the annual California Avocado Festival - three days of live music (four stages), avocado-themed contests (hello, largest avocado), and of course the best guacamole!
From here, you can head west along the coast to Santa Barbara for wine tasting or further southeast to spend time in the neighboring town of Ventura. Although you could opt for a scenic afternoon drive along Highway 101, if you stay put in town you can enjoy a sunny afternoon looking for shells along the beach and working up an appetite. Popular restaurants right in town include Zookers for banana-crusted salmon or the Worker Bee Cafe hearty breakfasts, lunches, and coffee drinks. Of course, at your Carpinteria vacation cottage you'll have a full kitchen to whip up your own culinary creations! Maybe fish tacos on the patio or a vegetarian lasagna and a glass of red wine on a chilly coastal evening.
Visit this charming Southern California beach town with an unforgettable stay at one of our comfortable and well-stocked Carpinteria vacation rentals for fun and sun year-round!