are a number of excellent beaches in and around Carpinteria.
gorgeous long beach that fronts the ocean along the length
of the city itself is actually considered two beaches - one Carpinteria
City and one Carpinteria
State. Southeast of the city is home to
the famous Rincon Beach, which is world renown for its
surfing. Then, northwest of the city is Padero
which is more of an unofficial beach known primarily to
locals. When visiting Carpinteria beaches, there are a
few important things to remember.
Bring your own supplies. The city and state
beaches have complete facilities, but the others do
not. In particular, bring water along since none of
the beaches really have general stores nearby.
Wear beach sandals. The gel kind are
perfect. Carpinteria is well endowed with tar that
seeps up from the rocks along the coast. It is a
natural phenomenon that can leave black sticky tar spots on
the bottom of your feet and all over the inside of your car.
Bring and use sunscreen. It's very deceptive
along the coast. The breezes are cool and the coast is
often hazy. However, you are still dealing with
Southern California sunshine. Most locals have an
umbrella that they bring to extend the amount of time they
can play in the sand.