Home of the "World's Safest Beach"
Carpinteria is a beach community located in southeastern Santa Barbara County along Highway 101. Carpinteria Beach is known for its gentle slope and calm waves in selected sandy areas but also good surfing swells in some of the more rocky areas.
Since 1987, the California Avocado Festival has been held in Carpinteria on the first weekend of October. The Santa Barbara Polo Club, one of the main equestrian polo fields in the country, is located in Carpinteria. The city is also home to Hollandia Produce, lynda.com, Venoco and several other larger companies.
Incorporated: September 28, 1965
Population: 13,532 (city limits)
Square Miles: 9.272 sq. mi.
Avg Temp: Between 65 & 77 degrees Fahrenheit
Joyce Donaldson, President/CEO
Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce
805/684-5405 ext. 400