Possibly one of the best sights in Carpinteria - the Harbor Seal Rookery! Every winter the harbor seals take shelter on the Carpinteria beach to give birth to their cubs and warm up on the beach. Since the cubs aren't born with a protective layer of fat, they collect heat by laying out in the sun during the winter months.
Santa Barbara is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, so naturally there are pretty great views to be found in any number of places. Some of the best seats in the city are at local restaurants, with stunning views of the ocean, mountains and other sightly sites. These are a few favorites…
Head out for an appetite building walk down the beach at Hendry’s and follow it up with sundowners at the Boathouse bar overlooking the Pacific Ocean. One of the most popular spots in town for visitors and locals alike!
Address: 2981 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Phone Number: (805) 898-2628
“Choose your spot – sit at the full length bars facing the views and the clam bar, grab a window and lean in, or sit at a table inside or out.” The best view of the marina with the best clam chowder in the city, hands down!
Address: 119 Harbor Way Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Phone Number: (805) 966-4418
Kick back and sink your toes into the sand at Shoreline Beach Cafe and take in the beauty of Leadbetter Beach. This is one of the few restaurants in Santa Barbara that is directly on the beach, so soak it up!
Address: 801 Shoreline Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Phone Number: (805) 568-0064
Bella Vista – The Biltmore
The patio at Bella Vista at the Four Seasons Biltmore is the perfect place to grab a glass of wine, have a couple appetizers in the cool ocean breeze and watch the sun set over Butterfly Beach.
Address:1260 Channel Dr Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Phone Number: (805) 969-2261
Dine al fresco with views of the courthouse at The French Table. Their happy hour is from 3-6pm every night with half off appetizers, crepes and burgers and $5 beer and house wine – can’t beat it!
Address: 129 East Anapamu Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: (805) 882-0050
Padaro Beach Grill
Steps away from the beach on Santa Claus Lane, the Padaro Beach Grill is a laid back, family-oriented restaurant where you can enjoy dining under the sun en plein air. “Where Food and Paradise Collide”…
Address: 3765 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria, CA 93013
Phone: (805) 566-9800
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