Butterfly Beach

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 sunrise and sunset. Nearby Cabrillo bike path is a perfect three mile trek spanning from Stearn's Warf to Butterfly Beach and makes a perfect three mile tour on bike! Nearby shopping, dining and relaxation on Coast Village Road or The Four Seasons Resort. 

Shoreline Park

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. 

Hendry's Beach

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, there is a dog wash, and you can also check out the restaurant, "Boathouse at Hendry's Beach" for delectable seafood and brunch fare. 

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. 

Stearn’s Wharf

Be sure to check out Stearn's Warf, 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!

East Beach

This is the best location for beach volly ball 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 stand-up paddleboarding. 

Depressions Beach

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!


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. 

Rincon Beach

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 near the ample parking lot at the top.