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Santa Barbara Attractions
Santa Barbara Beaches

Beautiful sandy beaches, palm trees and mountains in Santa Barbara, Southern California

Santa Barbara Beaches
Time to get away from it all? Think palm trees, sunny skies, beautiful sandy beaches, mountain views and miles of oceanfront walking and biking paths.

Welcome to Santa Barbara
— the "American Riviera."

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Popular Santa Barbara Beaches
Visit Santa Barbara's most popular beaches, listed below:

Santa Barbara Beach, Santa Barbara, Southern California

Arroyo Burro Beach (Hendry's Beach)
— Popular beach for surfing and beach volleyball. Picnic facilities, restrooms and limited parking. Beachfront restaurant — Boathouse @ Hendry's Beach.

Butterfly Beach
— Exclusive stretch of beach located across from the Four Seasons Biltmore Resort, near downtown Montecito. Limited parking.

Carpinteria State Beach
— Beautiful beach located 12 miles south of Santa Barbara. Swimming, beach volleyball, surf fishing, tidepool exploring and camping. Parking and restrooms.

East Beach
— One of the most popular beaches in Santa Barbara, located along the palm-tree lined Waterfront at E. Cabrillo Blvd. Beach volleyball and a children's play area. Parking and restrooms. Cycle or walk along Santa Barbara's scenic waterfront pathway — it stretches for miles along the beachfront.

Goleta Beach
— Popular sandy beach in Goleta. Beach volleyball, pier and pier fishing, children's play area, BBQ facilities, parking and restrooms. Beachfront restaurant — Beachside Bar Cafe.

Leadbetter Beach
— Popular family beach, swimming, windsurfing, grassy picnic area, BBQ pits, parking and restrooms.

West Beach
— Popular with windsurfers, the beach is located between Stearns Wharf and the Harbor Breakwater. Parking and restrooms.


Fun Watersports
Santa Barbara has no shortages of fun outdoor recreational activities — enjoy surfing, kayaking, kiteboarding, diving, parasailing, fishing, boating, whale-watching... and more!

Jet Skiing in Santa Barbara, Southern California

Kayaking in Santa Barbara, So California



Fun in the Sun - Santa Barbara Beach, Santa Barbara, Southern California

Fun Day in the Sun
Enjoy a "Fun Day in the Sun" — picnicking on the beach, swimming in the ocean, strolling along the water's edge, jogging in the sand...

Strolling along the Beach in Santa Barbara, Southern California

Beach Volleyball at Santa Barbara Beach, Southern California

Beach Volleyball is a popular Santa Barbara pastime — we're big fans now after watching both the U.S. men's and women's team win Gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.


Beach at Santa Barbara Waterfront - Santa Barbara, Southern California

Santa Barbara Restaurants
— Beach/Ocean View Restaurants

East Beach Grill
1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd
Casual dining with beach views — outdoor tables on the promenade overlooking the ocean. Great Hamburgers and Fries... and Milkshakes so thick you have to eat it with a spoon.

Shoreline Beach Cafe
801 Shoreline Drive
- 805-568-0064
You can't get much closer to the beach than this — some of the tables are right on the sand! Casual-style cafe, deck and outdoor patio overlooks the beach. Enjoy al fresco dining — delicious Baja-style Fish Tacos and Fresh Ahi Pupus (grilled or seared). This is a great place to come at sunset and watch the sun go down as dusk turns to night. It's really spectacular during a full moon.

Boathouse @ Hendry's Beach
(same owners as Santa Barbara Shellfish Co. at the wharf and Fish House on Cabrillo)


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