67 destinations along the West Coast
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Carpinteria Beach( Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times )
Carpinteria, home to about 14,000 residents and a popular state campground, sits at the south end of Santa Barbara County and likes to call itself "the world's safest beach."
Distance: 84 miles
Carpinteria Chamber of Commmerce
Camping in Carpinteria, enjoyment comes in waves