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Located in the village of Montecito, this beautiful beach is home to surfers, kayakers, stand-up paddle-boarders and dog-toting beachcombers taking in the sunset. Nearby Cabrillo bike path is a three-mile trek spanning from Stearn's Warf to Butterfly Beach and makes a perfect tour on bike!
Visit this picturesque grassy park lined with trees which overlooks the ocean. A perfect place for activities like outdoor yoga, running, strolling and picnicking. Follow the staircase down to the sand and stroll on the beach in either direction.
This beach is perfect for swimming, strolling and relaxing. Sheltered by vast cliffs, this beach offers a hidden space for a quiet getaway. Dogs are allowed off-leash on the east portion of the beach, and you can also check out the restaurant, "Boathouse at Hendry's Beach" for delectable seafood.
One Thousand Steps
The long staircase leading to this beautiful beach is actually about 150 stairs which were built in the 1920's. Enjoy exploring the tide pools and take a relaxing stroll on this intimate beach located in the heart of the Mesa neighborhood.
Be sure to check out Stearn's Wharf, located at the end of the downtown Santa Barbara strip. This wooden harbor is home to many wonderful restaurants, shops and starting point for recreation and activities. A perfect place for a family photo op!
This is the best location for beach volleyball in town. In addition to a sunny and level spot for v-ball, you will also find grassy areas, picnicking tables, bike paths, and this span of beach is perfect for swimming and kayaking.
Santa Claus Beach
Considered a "best kept secret" beach, this intimate and secluded beach spans the relaxing town of Carpinteria. This beach is easily accessed via footpath which makes it very accessible to groups with seniors or children. Perfect for paddle boarding, swimming, and kayaking.
Beachcombers stroll this expanse perfect for watching the sunset, sunbathing and, of course, world-famous surfing. The Rincon Classic Surf Competition is held at this beach each year- usually in January or February. Nearby hiking trails and bike path are also accessible.
Named because of the dent in the nearby bluffs, this beach is a very popular surf area close to UCSB great for catching waves any time of year!
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