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Carpinteria is a seaside community located 12 miles south of Santa Barbara and 15 miles north of Ventura. This beautiful little village is one of California's best kept secrets, with over 4,000 feet of gorgeous beachfront set against a backdrop of mountains. The average daily temperature in Carpinteria ranges from the 60s to 80s, making it perfect for year round outdoor activities. It's home to Carpinteria Beach State Park, which offers overnight camping, fishing, picnicking, hiking and tide pooling. Carpinteria Beach, called "the world's safest beach," is perfect for long, romantic walks at sunset, and Rincon Point is a world-renowned surfing area. The main streets of town are lined with dozens of restaurants, galleries, antique and specialty shops, and a weekly Farmer's Market is held in Carpinteria, featuring fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables and flowers. Each year in October, the Carpinteria Avocado Festival is held in the downtown streets, where you will find food, arts and crafts and lots of good family fun. Other attractions in town include the Carpinteria Valley Museum of History and the Seaside Theater Company, a local theater group. Whether you come to Carpinteria to stroll through town's shops, or spend time on the beach, you'll find yourself drawn to this quaint seaside village time and time again.

Surrounding areas: La Conchita, California (4.6 mi), Summerland, California (4.8 mi), Santa Barbara, California (11.4 mi), Ventura, California (15.3 mi), Ojai, California (15.8 mi), Oxnard, California (23.9 mi), Port Hueneme, California (24.7 mi)

Carpinteria Vacation Rentals




Carpinteria Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Best Western Carpinteria Inn4558 Carpinteria AveCarpinteria, CA (805) 684-0473
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites5606 Carpinteria AveCarpinteria, CA (888) 409-8300
Motel 6 #3464200 Via RealSanta Barbara, CA1.4 mi.(805) 684-6921
Inn On Summer Hill2520 Lillie AveSummerland, CA5.1 mi.(805) 969-9998
Miramar1555 S Jameson LnMontecito, CA6.6 mi.(805) 969-2203
Hotel Mar Monte1111 E Cabrillo BlvdSanta Barbara, CA8.8 mi.(805) 963-0744
East Beach Lodge1029 Orilla Del MarSanta Barbara, CA8.9 mi.(805) 965-0546
Motel 6443 Corona Del MarSanta Barbara, CA8.9 mi.(805) 564-1392
Santa Barbara Inn901 Cabrillo BlvdSanta Barbara, CA8.9 mi.(805) 966-2285
Motel 6 #13535550 Carpinteria AveCarpentena, CA9.0 mi.(805) 684-8602
Fess Parkers Doubletree Resort633 E Cabrillo BlvdSanta Barbara, CA9.2 mi.(805) 564-4333
Villa Rosa Inn15 Chapala StSanta Barbara, CA9.9 mi.(805) 966-0851
Hotel Oceana202 W Cabrillo BlvdSanta Barbara, CA10.0 mi.(805) 965-4577
Eagle Inn232 Natoma AveSanta Barbara, CA10.1 mi.(805) 965-3586
Santa Barbara Beach Travelodge22 CastilloSanta Barbara, CA10.1 mi.(805) 965-8527
Holiday Inn Express17 W Haley StSanta Barbara, CA10.3 mi.(805) 963-9757
Hotel Santa Barbara533 State StSanta Barbara, CA10.3 mi.(888) 259-7700
Simpson House Inn121 E Arrellaga StSanta Barbara, CA11.1 mi.(805) 963-7067
Best Western Inn2220 Bath StSanta Barbara, CA11.9 mi.(805) 682-7277
Oakridge Inn780 N Ventura AveOak View, CA12.4 mi.(805) 649-4018
Motel 63505 State StSanta Barbara, CA12.9 mi.(805) 687-5400
Sunset Motel3504 State StSanta Barbara, CA12.9 mi.(805) 687-3813
Best Western Inn3850 State StSanta Barbara, CA13.6 mi.(805) 687-5511
Clocktower Inn Hotel181 E Santa Clara StVentura, CA15.0 mi.(805) 652-0141
Bella Maggiore Inn67 S California StVentura, CA15.2 mi.(805) 652-0277
Clarion Hotel-ventura Beach2055 HBR BlvdVentura, CA15.3 mi.(805) 643-6000
Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel450 E Harbor BlvdVentura, CA15.3 mi.(805) 648-2100
Motel 62145 E HBR BlvdVentura, CA15.3 mi.(805) 643-5100
Best Western Inn Of Ventura708 E Thompson BlvdVentura, CA15.4 mi.(805) 648-3101
Country Inn & Suites298 S Chestnut StVentura, CA15.4 mi.(805) 653-1434
Ramada Limited4770 Calle RealSanta Barbara, CA15.8 mi.(805) 964-3511
Extended Stayamerica Santa Barbara North4870 Calle RealSanta Barbara, CA15.9 mi.(805) 692-1882
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa905 Country CLB RdOjai, CA16.0 mi.(805) 646-5511
Capri Motel1180 E Ojai AveOjai, CA16.6 mi.(805) 646-4305
Comfort Inn2094 E Harbor BlvdVentura, CA16.6 mi.(805) 653-5000
Marriott Ventura Beach2055 Harbor BlvdVentura, CA16.6 mi.(805) 643-6000
Best Western Casa Ojai1302 E Ojai AveOjai, CA16.7 mi.(805) 646-8175
Rex Motel2406 E Thompson BlvdVentura, CA16.8 mi.(805) 643-5681
Pacifica Suites5490 Hollister AveSanta Barbara, CA17.4 mi.(805) 683-6722
Quality Suites Santa Barbara5490 Hollister AveSanta Barbara, CA17.4 mi.(805) 683-6722

Carpinteria Weather & Climate

Called the "American Riviera,"  the region of southern California between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains that includes Santa Barbara has a lovely, mild year round climate. With approximately 315 days of sunshine per year, the area's weather is greatly influenced by the Pacific Ocean. It receives about 18 inches of rainfall per year, most of that between the months of December and March. Dry conditions and low humidity levels prevail the rest of the year. Evening temperatures are cool all year long. Low clouds or early morning fog is sometimes present along the coast in summer, but almost always burns off by midday. The inland and mountains areas of Santa Barbara County see slightly hotter high temperatures and colder low temperatures.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 64°F 44°F 6.52 in. 56°F
February 65°F 46°F 8.42 in. 57°F
March 66°F 48°F 6.24 in. 57°F
April 69°F 50°F 1.50 in. 58°F
May 69°F 53°F 0.68 in. 60°F
June 72°F 55°F 0.08 in. 62°F
July 75°F 58°F 0.04 in. 63°F
August 76°F 59°F 0.03 in. 65°F
September 75°F 58°F 0.41 in. 64°F
October 73°F 54°F 0.95 in. 62°F
November 68°F 49°F 2.19 in. 60°F
December 65°F 44°F 4.09 in. 57°F

Carpinteria Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Santa Barbara Municipal airport (SBA) located about 18 miles west of Carpinteria in Santa Barbara, California, the Camarillo airport (CMA) located approximately 27 miles southeast of Carpinteria in Camarillo, California, the Van Nuys airport (VNY) located roughly 60 miles east of Carpinteria in Los Angeles ( Van Nuys ), California, the Santa Maria Pub Cpt G Allan Hancock airport (SMX) located around 63 miles northwest of Carpinteria in Santa Maria, California, the Bob Hope airport (BUR) located about 67 miles east of Carpinteria in Burbank, California, and finally the Los Angeles International airport (LAX) located approximately 70 miles southeast of Carpinteria in Los Angeles, California.

Carpinteria Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Six Flags Magic MountainValenciaCA51.8 mi.
Pacific ParkSanta MonicaCA64.2 mi.
Universal Studios HollywoodUniversal CityCA68.8 mi.
 
Water Parks
Six Flags Hurricane HarborValenciaCA51.8 mi.
Six Flags Hurricane HarborSanta ClaritaCA55.6 mi.
Soak City U.S.A.Buena ParkCA94.3 mi.
Raging WatersSan DimasCA99.8 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Glen Annie Golf ClubSanta BarbaraCA11.4 mi.
Hidden Oaks Country ClubSanta BarbaraCA11.4 mi.
Rancho San Marcos Golf CourseSanta BarbaraCA11.4 mi.
Santa Barbara Golf ClubSanta BarbaraCA11.4 mi.
Buenaventura Golf CourseVenturaCA15.3 mi.
Saticoy Golf CourseVenturaCA15.3 mi.
Soule Park Golf ClubOjaiCA15.8 mi.
Ocean Meadows Golf ClubGoletaCA17.4 mi.
Twin Lakes Golf CourseGoletaCA18.2 mi.
Olivas Park Golf CourseVenturaCA19.0 mi.
Sandpiper Golf CourseGoletaCA22.1 mi.
River Ridge Golf ClubOxnardCA23.9 mi.
Mountain View Golf CourseSanta PaulaCA26.2 mi.
Ozzie Osborns Par 3Santa PaulaCA26.8 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Ski SunriseWrightwoodCA107.5 mi.
 
State Parks
Goleta Beach State ParkCA17.3 mi. 
El Capitan Beach State ParkCA28.4 mi. 
El Capitan Beach State ParkCA29.0 mi. 
Refugio Beach State ParkCA31.8 mi. 
Refugio Beach State parkCA31.8 mi. 
Point Mugu State ParkCA35.5 mi. 
 
Museums
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural HistorySanta BarbaraCA10.4 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Santa Barbara Maritime MuseumSanta BarbaraCA10.4 mi.(Science)
Virtual Egyptian Museum - Padibastet's TombSanta BarbaraCA10.4 mi.(Art)
Ventura County Museum of History & ArtVenturaCA15.3 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
West Valley MuseumWoodland HillsCA54.4 mi.(History)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Santa Barbara Zoological GardensSanta BarbaraCA10.4 mi.
Los Angeles ZooLos AngelesCA76.6 mi.
Charles Paddock ZooAtascaderoCA99.7 mi.
Birch AquariumLa JollaCA101.0 mi.
Santa Ana ZooSanta AnaCA104.7 mi.


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