One of my favorite local stops is the beach right by the Padaro Beach Grill (http://www.padarobeachgrill.com) in Carpinteria, CA. The restaurant has changed ownership many times over the years; it is a fabulous stop--casual and great for families. I have not visited there recently under the new management but they have received many rave reviews online (http://www.yelp.com/biz/padaro-beach-grill-carpinteria). Just a little north of the restaurant is a pathway that leads across the train tracks to the soft sandy beach. There is public access to this beach but it is always quiet and seems very private. I see dolphins there often, and the day spent there is always magical.
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