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"Zookers and Moon Doggies on the Sand"

Carpinteria is a tiny seaside town just to the southeast of Santa Barbara. When I was a teenager, I had a friend that would spend half her summer here and I would occasionally go along to make her company. Unlike a lot of seaside communities in So Cal, this is definitely not the domain of the super rich. Partly this is because of Carpinteria’s proximity to very unromantic Oxnard (ick, just the name is unpleasant off the tongue, “Ox” and “nard”). Partly this is because this has the feel of an... Full review
  • Beach Side
  • Affordable
  • Good Eats
  • Boxy Apartments
  • Average Schools
  • Too Close to Oxnard
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
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