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The Bluffs are 52 acres of prime coastal property that features fabulous views of the Santa Ynez mountains, the ocean and the Channel Islands.  You can access the Seal Rookery from here.  It is also home to such birds as the White-tailed Kite, the Loggerhead Shrike, American Kestrel, and Red-Tailed and Cooper hawks. Native plants include coastal sage scrub and stipa grasslands as well as several stands of non-native but impressive eucalyptus. 

Talk about a coup for the citizens of a community!

Carpinteria residents have been fighting to keep this space open and undeveloped for over 30 years.  Finally, in 1996, residents decided to stop fighting development proposal and development proposal.  Citizens for the Carpinteria Bluffs was formed to permanently secure the Bluffs.



In the next couple of years the group managed to raise $3.95 million to purchase the Bluffs from landowners as well as another $500,000 to hold in trust for the preservation of the property.  The land was deeded to the city in 2000 and will be safe from development - and available for all of us to enjoy.

Directions:  Take the 101 to Bailard Avenue.  At the top of the ramp turn towards the ocean.  Drive straight ahead  into the parking lot.