Things to Do in Santa Barbara, California - Carpinteria, Hikes, Beaches, Golf

Whether you are a local, in town visiting family and/or friends, or here on vacation in Santa Barbara, California, there is never a lack of activities and things to do in our wonderful seaside resort community.  Here below is the fifth installment in a series of articles that point out some of Santa Barbara's most prominent local attractions.  Some of these will be cultural, some dining, some active pursuits and some I am still deciding on.  This fifth installment will be focusing on... Carpinteria, Day Hikes, Beaches and Golf: Carpinteria is a small beach town a few minutes south of Montecito and Summerland.  The local claim to fame is that it is "the world's safest beach."  As it is an extremely safe beach as far as waves and tides go, visitors and locals flock to the area to simply stroll, read, visit the tidepools and relax.  Above the Carpinteria Beach you will find hikers and bird watchers strolling the Carpinteria Bluffs, a magnificent spot protected by the local community that was able to raise enough funds to purchase the property in 1998 and thereby keep it open usable and protected area.  Just south of Carpinteria is the famed surf spot Rincon. Hikes - Throughout the Santa Barbara area you will find numerous enjoyable hikes of varying levels and feel.  We are blessed to have a wide variety of beach hikes, front and back country hikes to wilderness hikes.  Santa Barbara Hikes does a great job in listing all the different options. Beaches - The Santa Barbara coastline has a huge variety of beaches from wide open tourist spots, to secluded coves filled with mainly locals, to active minded beaches as well as long private stretches where you can truly get away from it all.  Here is a great Article that highlights the major beaches in our area. Golf - Looking for a great golf experience here in the Santa Barbara, Montecito, Goleta and surrounding areas.  The golfing scene here in Santa Barbara is excellent with a range of prices and choices to suit every level.  Because of the superb weather here in Santa Barbara, golf is played year-round.  View all the Golf Courses in and around Santa Barbara. Further Reading:

  1. Lifestyle/Things to Do Articles in Santa Barbara, California
  2. Things to Do in Santa Barbara, California - Part 1
  3. Summer Arts, Festivals and Culture in Santa Barbara CA
  4. Your Santa Barbara Weekend Home Getaway

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