Although legally two beaches, this is one long stretch of gorgeous
sand, surf and dunes. Without a doubt, this is one of the
nicest beaches anywhere.
Surfers, campers, kids and
"non-gull" bird activity make this beach a little slice
of heaven. Amenities include showers and restrooms, and volleyball. On
the State Beach side you can rent skates and bikes. The
heart of Carpinteria is just three blocks up Linden, so if you
weary of sand you can easily pick up a burger or even a nifty
At low tide the tidal pools are
filled with sea life. Part of the beach is closed during
seal birthing time because there's a nearby rookery, but most of
the year there's clear and open access.
Bring your own refreshments. Carpinteria has some great
places to eat but they're away from the waterfront. Also,
near the State side there is tar seepage, so bring along a pair of
beach sandals and some baby oil, which will take the tar off your
the 101 take the Linden exit away from the mountains. Go to the
end of the road and you will find the beach. There is plenty
of free and paid parking.