Santa Barbara, California is a legendary resort, and its beaches are one of the greatest thrills of any visit to this ocean paradise. Home to relaxing sunbathing, sparkling waters, sandy beaches and exciting water sports, Santa Barbara beaches truly offer something for everyone. Santa Barbara's East Beach is perfect for families and even the physically challenged with its exceptional public facilities, including a changing pavilion and restaurant.
Gather everyone together for a beach barbecue at Leadbetter Beach in Santa Barbara, CA, which is known for great swimming. Check out West Beach in Santa Barbara, California for great water sports action or just to watch the boats come in. To view an interactive map of beaches in Santa Barbara, California.
Hotel Near the Santa Barbara Beach -
After a fun day in the sun, return to our hotel near Santa Barbara beaches. The quaint and charming Montecito Inn is located just a few blocks from the beach and is home to luxurious boutique accommodations and contemporary amenities. As a guest of the Montecito Inn in Santa Barbara, enjoy on-site dining at Montecito Cafe, bar, room service, heated outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Abachi wood sauna, full-service spa and beauty services, 1,100 square feet of elegant events space, same-day dry cleaning and laundry, business center, complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary use of our Charlie Chaplin DVD library, free bike rentals and state-of-the-art fitness center.
Santa Barbara, California's East Beach -
East Beach in Santa Barbara, California offers the ultimate beachside location and wonderful amenities, including more than ten beach volleyball courts, picnic tables, changing rooms and a full-service restaurant that all combine to make it very well-suited for families and the physically challenged. Close to the zoo and top tourist attractions, stop at the East Beach Grill for a bite to eat.
The Cabrillo Pavilion Bathhouse (located at 1119 East Cabrillo Boulevard) offers showers, lockers, a workout room, even rentals for volleyball and beach wheelchairs. Parking can be difficult as the day progresses, so be sure to get there early when driving. East Beach is located at 1400 Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, California and is open from sunrise-10 pm. For more information about East Beach and to make picnic reservations.
Leadbetter Beach in Santa Barbara, California -
Leadbetter Beach offers a prime waterfront spot adjacent to Shoreline Park and the Santa Barbara Harbor that's known as a great swimming beach. This large municipal beach and park is frequented by windsurfers and offers volleyball courts, barbecue sites and picnic tables. Leadbetter Beach is located at the intersection of Loma Alta and Shoreline Drive and is open from sunrise-10 pm. To learn more about visiting lovely Leadbetter Beach in Santa Barbara, California.
West Beach in Santa Barbara, California -
West Beach offers 11 acres of sandy shores west of Stearns Wharf for swimming and sunbathing and water sports like wind surfing and kayaking. Or stick closer to land and enjoy a game of beach volleyball and a ride along the bike path. Framed by towering palm trees, West Beach is located between the Santa Barbara Harbor and Stearn's Wharf, which makes it one of the most frequented tourist beaches in Santa Barbara and is open from sunrise-10pm. A prime place to watch the boats come into the marina, there are no facilities but there's plenty of action with sporting events held at West Beach, including Hawaiian outrigger lessons.