Bluffs are 52 acres of prime coastal property that
features fabulous views of the Santa Ynez mountains, the
ocean and the Channel Islands. You can access the
Seal Rookery from here. It is also home to such
birds as the White-tailed Kite, the Loggerhead Shrike,
American Kestrel, and Red-Tailed and Cooper hawks. Native
plants include coastal sage scrub and stipa grasslands as
well as several stands of non-native but impressive
Talk about a coup for the
citizens of a community!
have been fighting to keep this space open and undeveloped
for over 30 years. Finally, in 1996, residents
decided to stop fighting development proposal and
development proposal. Citizens for the Carpinteria
Bluffs was formed to permanently secure the Bluffs.
In the next couple of
years the group managed to raise $3.95 million to purchase
the Bluffs from landowners as well as another $500,000 to
hold in trust for the preservation of the property.
The land was deeded to the city in 2000 and will be safe
from development - and available for all of us to enjoy.
the 101 to Bailard Avenue. At the top of the ramp
turn towards the ocean. Drive straight ahead
into the parking lot.