Virtual Guidebook to Santa Barbara
Carpinteria, Tar Pits and Bluffs
east of Santa Barbara California




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The small estuary of Carpinteria Creek at the state park

(June 2, 2010)


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Natural asphaltum or tar seeps on the beach at Carpinteria

(June 2, 2010)


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The RV section of the campground at Carpinteria State Beach

(June 2, 2010)


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Amtrak's Surfliners and other trains run right behind Carpinteria State Beach

(June 2, 2010)


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The tar pits, where natural asphalt was excavated

(June 2, 2010)


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