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Santa Barbara, CA: Rincon Beach Park to Carpinteria State Beach

This 6.2-mile round-trip links a series of beaches and coastal bluffs 15 minutes from Santa Barbara.

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Fifteen minutes from Santa Barbara, this 6.2-mile out-and-back traces the coastline on sandy beaches and a cliffside trail, passing views of playful dolphins and sea lions lounging on the rocks offshore. Grab lunch in Carpinteria, the turnaround point, before heading back to Rincon Beach.
-Mapped by Chuck Graham, Chuck Graham Photography

To Trailhead

US 101 S to exit 83. Turn right at Rincon Point Rd. In 100 feet, turn right into the parking area on S. Via Real.

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