Mussel Shoals is the furthest north, close to the Ventura/Santa Barbara county line, next to the famous Oil Piers site that was owned by Arco Oil until 1998 when the contract expired. This is a small, non-gated community, with mostly oceanfront homes, with a few homes across the street. Mussel Shoals has a dry-sand beach all year long and lush green foliage throughout the neighborhood. This exquisite stretch of Ventura coastline is loved by surfers and sun lovers alike, with its active, public surf rider chapter and cool tide pools. The Cliff House Inn, a 24-room guest inn, is a romantic getaway in Mussel Shoals for people coming from LA; their Shoals Restaurant, private beach and tropical pool are favorites for coastal travelers. Carpinteria is just up the freeway, where you can enjoy the small town shops and great restaurants and take advantage of convenient grocery stores and community events. Residents of Mussel Shoals come home to a life in paradise – a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of a long day at work. Homes in Mussel Shoals range in price from $2 to $6 m.