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|Nestled between the rolling foothills and the Pacific Ocean, and blessed with coastal breezes and a mild climate, the small laid-back town of Carpinteria has that old fashioned California beach town radiance that welcomes you right in.
Stroll the streets and pathways of one of the last great unspoiled small towns on the Pacific Coast. A lovely backdrop for the weekly farmers market, Linden Avenue is host to an array of small town events including First Fridays, where the shops and restaurants are open late in celebration of the first Friday of the month; the Rods and Roses old fashioned car show, the California Avocado Festival, and the fourth of July parade among others.
Don't forget to bring your flip-flops and sunblock because above all, Carp is a beach town. Located at the end of Linden Avenue, the ocean front in Carpinteria offers miles of gorgeous beach for swimming, surfing, fishing and tide pool exploration at Carpinteria Beach and State Park. Harbor seals and dolphins are common visitors to the area, as well as the occasional gray whale. Boogie board and inner tube rentals, combined with sand volleyball courts and a snack bar make this a popular locals spot on the weekends.