Carpinteria is a small, relaxed resort community and a commercial flower- and avocado-growing center 12 miles southeast of Santa Barbara. It is noted for its sandy beach and for its natural reef breakwater that prevents riptides. Carpinteria State Beach offers excellent tide pools and one of California's largest public beach camping facilities; phone (805) 968-1033. Carpinteria lies on a scenic stretch of US 101 that extends from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles.
Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce 1056-B Eugenia Pl. CARPINTERIA, CA 93013. Phone:(805)684-5479