Carpinteria is a small town rich in resources, economic opportunity, beauty and local commitment to its way of life. There is a strong downtown area that contains a blend of businesses – from grocery stores to restaurants, from antique shops to candy shops, from banks to civic organizations. Residential areas are scattered and each has its own unique flavor and charm. 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, Carpinteria has had to become self-sufficient in the entertainment arena. You can swim, surf, roller blade, skateboard, ride bikes or picnic at the beautiful beach front park. The Carpinteria Polo Club hosts world class polo matches from May through October. You can shop along Linden Ave. or walk the pathways of the estuary. Carpinteria is a wonderful place to live, work, and play! For more information on Carpinteria, please visit the following links.



Carpinteria Unified School District

CUSD provides public education services to students in Carpinteria, with district boundaries reaching south to the Ventura County line and north to the community of Summerland.

Cate School

Cate School is a selective, distinguishable independent school for boarding and day students in the 9th through 12th grades

Pacific Graduate Institution

Pacifica is a graduate school offering masters and doctoral degree programs framed in the traditions in depth psychology.

Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club

The SB Polo & Racquet Club is the third oldest polo facility in the United States and is world renowned for its four lush polo fields and international outdoor competition

Carpinteria Beaches

Take a stroll…

  • Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve
  • Carpinteria State Beach
  • Loon Point Beach
  • Padaro Beach
  • Rincon Point State Beach
  • Tar Pits Beach

Rincon Bike Trail

The trail begins at Carpinteria State Beach’s Rincon Point and Rincon County Beach Park, a popular surfing spot just outside of Carpinteria, and heads south between the coast and the highway with a decorative railing separating the trail from traffic

The Spot

An old-fashioned hamburger stand serving up quick, delicious food at affordable prices

The Good Plow

Get the fish tacos!

Rincon Brewery

Delicious food and quality craft beer!

Island Brewing Company

Award-winning microbrewery near the train tracks

Giannfranco’s Trattoria

Delicious Italian food with white table cloth vibes

Lucky Llama Coffee House

Local coffee shop with a comfortable atmosphere

Padaro Grill

Oceanside American eatery and bar