Top Spots

Camp and Explore in Santa Cruz Campground

Carpinteria, California

5.0
/ 4 ft gain

Camp at Carpinteria State Beach

Carpinteria, California

3.7

Franklin Trail

Carpinteria, California

15.9 mi / 4416 ft gain

Surf Rincon Point

Rincon Point, California

Toro Canyon Park

Carpinteria, California

1.27 mi / 262 ft gain

Torrey Pines Trail

Carpinteria, California

1.49 mi / 397 ft gain

Loon Point

Carpinteria, California

1.34 mi / 75 ft gain

Hike Romero Canyon

Montecito, California

5.7 mi / 1459 ft gain

Ennisbrook Park

Montecito, California

1.75 mi / 167 ft gain

Places to stay

Carpinteria, California

Remodeled Coastal Escape | Walk to Beach & Dining

From $242 / night

240 Elm Avenue, California

Sunset Shores | Corner Condo | Pool, Steps to Sand

From $188 / night

Carpinteria, California

Modern Mountain-View Condo | 1 Block to Beach

From $153 / night

Carpinteria, California

Rancho Mesa Escondida Adobe House

From $476 / night

Summerland, California

Summerland Ocean-View Cottage

From $285 / night

Ventura, California

Ocean-View Hideaway w/ Lush Patio, Steps to Beach!

From $399 / night

Guides and stories

By Land & Sea: 72 Hours in Ventura, California

Josiah Roe

Velo Ventura: The 5 Best Cycling and Mountain Biking Trails in the Heart of the Central Coast

Josiah Roe

The Galapagos of California

Kyle Frost

Boats, Backpacks and Booze: Why You Should Try Island Backpacking

Kristen Fuller

11 Photos That Will Make You Want to Hike Channel Islands National Park

Katie Yarborough

One Ideal Day on Santa Cruz Island

Leigh Maneri

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