Few People Know About This Southern California Nature Preserve With Tar Pits And A Seal Sanctuary

The shores and beaches that stretch along the western edge of California are diverse, beautiful, and seemingly widely known and explored. However, there are still some pockets that remain something of a secret. Outside of those who actually live in Santa Barbara County, this stunning nature preserve in Southern California, with its protected coastal wonders, is still relatively unknown. 

Did you know about this protected wild area of Southern California? We would love to hear your thoughts and your favorite spots in Santa Barbara County. If you plan to spend a day in Carpinteria – and we highly recommend it – check out these nearby botanical gardens and an Italian restaurant you must visit.

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