Just south of Montecito you'll discover the peaceful seaside city of Carpinteria. Home to a world-renowned surfing area off Rincon Point, it is easy to get caught up in the laidback feel of the community and the naturally beautiful surroundings. Luxury Carpinteria real estate includes everything from beachfront estates to sprawling ranches and elegant hillside villas with remarkable ocean views. Carpinteria notably harbors the historic Santa Barbara Polo Club, one of the oldest in the United States. The deluxe Club with its four elegantly groomed polo fields and clubhouses, offers weekly polo games throughout most of the year.

Carpinteria State Beach encompasses over 4,000 feet of ocean frontage and secluded wooded groves, offering overnight camping in addition to esteemed surfing and fishing. Just a few blocks from the ocean you'll find wide, tree-lined streets with charming shops and restaurants creating an idyllic downtown atmosphere. Carpinteria often showcases parades, craft shows and other events that evoke a gentle way of life.


Insider Tips

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Lucky Llama - Lovely and cozy spot for coffee and breakfast in the morning.


Carpinteria Seal Sanctuary - Easy hike that runs along the bluffs.

Franklin Trail - A 5.2-mile hike that offers views of the mountains, salt marsh, valley, ocean, and Channel Islands.


Nutbelly - Pizzeria and Deli, great for pizza, salads, and sandwiches!

Food Liaison - Catering, Food at the counter, and Cooking classes


Tomol Interpretive Play Area - A great place for kids located in the downtown beach area.

Carpinteria State Beach - An excellent state beach for camping, swimming, surfing, and tide-pooling. Lifeguards patrol the beach year round, and seals and sea lions can be spotted December through May.


Corktree Cellars Wine Bar & Bistro - Casual place with delicious food and a fabulous wine list.

The Palms - If you're looking for a great steak and a fun atmosphere, definitely come here!


The Apiary - Cider and mead tasting room with 9 rotating taps of house-made cider. Perfect for after work or a Sunday afternoon drink!

Island Brewing Co - Fresh and local beers, what more could you ask for?