The famous Santa Claus statue
on Santa Clause lane greeted passerby's since 1950. After
more than 50 years at its perch, Santa was removed to allow
for renovation of the area.
Santa Claus Lane is also home to a beautiful beach,
restaurants, shops, and a number of private beach homes.
It is isolated from the rest of Carpinteria by the estuary
and is sort of in a world of its own.
The thing I like most
about visiting Santa Claus Lane is its eclectic
nature. You will find a candy shop and toy store
(thus the Santa), a surf shop, a sophisticated market with
an excellent selection of Santa Barbara county wines, a
curio shop, and a wedding/catering facility.