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Carpinteria State Beach is known to have “the safest beach in the world” due to the surf that breaks far out so there’s no undertow. Enjoy expansive sandy beach, tidepools rich with colorful starfish, sea anemones, sea urchins and more to explore. Hike the Carpinteria Beach Trail for spectacular views. Heading to Harbor Seal Preserve is a 2.5-mile round trip — and if you’re there from December to may you can observe the colony from an area above the beach as this section is closed to humans. Continue on to the Carpinteria Bluffs which makes for a 4.5 mile round trip. Nearby, the Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park preserves one of California’s few remaining coastal estuaries. Birdwatchers will find much to explore at this 230-acre salt marsh, spotting green herons, belted kingfishers and endangered long-billed curlews and snowy plovers. Learn more on one of the free docent-led tours every Saturday at 10 am.

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