santa barbara hotel Beaches

Explore Santa Barbara’s Beaches


Located just a short drive from Santa Barbara's most popular beaches and seafood restaurants, the Montecito Inn offers convenient access to the area's active and sophisticated seaside culture. Mild weather year-round provides endless enjoyment of the beautiful California coast.

Butterfly Beach, one of the more elegant beaches in the area, offers the perfect atmosphere for sunbathing, relaxing, and taking in the sunset with a glass of wine or champagne. Moving along from Montecito towards Santa Barbara is East Beach, perfect for families and those seeking an active beach experience with its exceptional public facilities, including a changing pavilion and restaurant.

If you're in the mood for exciting water activities such as kayaking, jet skiing, or sailing, West Beach and the Harbor are the places to be. If you prefer a relaxing stroll along the beach after brunch or just before sunset, our concierge suggests Butterfly Beach, a favorite among Santa Barbara residents and visitors.

If you've caught your share of waves before, or just want to catch a view of some of the local skills, there's no better place than Rincon Point, made famous by some of the world's greatest surfing champions, some of which you might see in action on a good surf day.

Distance from Montecito to Area Beaches:

  • Butterfly Beach: .5 Mile
  • East Beach: 2 Miles
  • West Beach and Harbor: 4 Miles
  • Leadbetter Beach: 5 Miles
  • Hendry's Beach: 8 Miles
  • Rincon Point and Beach: 11 Miles

View an interactive map of the beaches in Santa Barbara, California here.

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