Carpinteria derived its name, “carpentry shop”, from the Spaniards in the 1700’s when they discovered the native Chumash building their canoes along the beaches. Located 12 miles southeast of Santa Barbara and known today by the locals as “Carp”, this charming coastal town has much to offer. It’s main drag, Linden Avenue, boasts several mom-n-pop shops and restaurants, and a short stroll down the street to the sand you’ll find Carpinteria State Beach, named the “world’s safest beach” and home to the harbor seal rookery. On the other side of Hwy 101 toward the foothills are dozens of flower nurseries, greenhouses, polo fields, avocado farms and horse ranches. And just a short drive south is Rincon Point, one of the world’s premiere right point surf breaks.