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Carpinteria City Beach - Located at the end of Linden Ave, known as the “World’s Safest Beach,” Carpinteria City Beach is very special and has been rated the #1 swimming beach in California, due mostly to its Southern exposure and its protection by the Channel Islands. Swimmers will usually enjoy small surf and the absence of riptides at our unique beach. This beach stretches for miles, north toward Padaro Lane and south toward the State Park Beach and seal rookery. This popular beach even has a small beach shack where you can rent innertubes or boogie boards during the summer. This long stretch of white sand, is also known as one of the top ten beaches in the US. The gradual incline produces little or no rip currents, hence the reputation for being the worlds safest beach. Picturesque sand dunes, gentle waves, picnic tables, restrooms, volleyball nets, beach shack, and barbecues make this a perfect all day destination for the whole family.
Carpinteria State Park Beach - offers miles of gorgeous wide sand and waves for swimming, surf fishing, tidepool exploring and camping. Harbor seals and dolphins can be seen in the area, as well as an occasional gray whale. Tidepools contain starfish, sea anemones, crabs, snails, octopi and sea urchins. Hike or bike south along the Coastal Vista Trail for miles of unspoiled views, passing the seal rookery along the way.
Santa Claus Lane - Santa Claus Lane is a popular locals favorite for it's wide stretch of gorgeous white sand with a perfect break for swimming, boogie boards and beginning surfers.If you or the kids would like to learn to surf, Surf Happens offers surf camps and private surf lessons on Carpinteria's beautiful Santa Claus Lane.
Rincon Point - Known worldwide as one of the planets top surfing spots. Almost every surf champion on the planet has tried this spot out.