Who hasn’t heard of Santa Barbara and Ventura California? But Carpenteria was new to me and I am so glad for the introduction. It came as a recommendation of a seasoned nomadic adventurer who was considering settling down there. We spent the night on the side of a downtown street near the Amtrak station and took a morning stroll down to the ocean.
This is the short photo safari I took while on our stroll.
I especially love the interpretive playground where kids can pretend they are Chumash Indians and/or sea dwelling creatures. It is so well done. A great little community asset. The area was delightfully quiet and quaint with a very friendly feel. For fun loving traveling families looking for simple pleasures this spot is a winner.