The Carpinteria Valley is located in the southeast corner of Santa Barbara county. It’s a little piece of coastal paradise tucked midway between Ventura and Santa Barbara, seeming to shy away from the glare of tourism’s spotlight, but at the same time welcoming all who chance to discover its charms. Carpinteria’s splendid natural setting and small town charm remain relatively undiscovered. Enjoy the small town pleasures, where tree-shaded streets, parades and craft shows evoke a gentle way of life. Dozens of antique stores, small shops and restaurants are clustered along the main streets of Carpinteria and nearby Summerland, making the area a browser’s paradise. Carpinteria is home to a world-renowned surfing area off Rincon Point, and a beautiful swimming beach. Nature smiles kindly on the Carpinteria Valley, making it home to many nurseries.