Travel — California
Santa Barbara Attractions
Santa Barbara Beaches
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
Welcome to Santa Barbara
— the "American Riviera."
Fun Surfing Video
Popular Santa Barbara Beaches
Visit Santa Barbara's most popular beaches, listed below:
Arroyo Burro Beach (Hendry's Beach)
— Popular beach for surfing and beach volleyball. Picnic facilities, restrooms
parking. Beachfront restaurant — Boathouse @ Hendry's 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.
— One of the most popular beaches in
palm-tree lined Waterfront
a children's play area. Parking and restrooms. Cycle or walk along Santa Barbara's
— it stretches for miles along the beachfront.
— Popular sandy beach in Goleta. Beach volleyball, pier and pier fishing,
parking and restrooms. Beachfront
restaurant — Beachside Bar Cafe.
— Popular family beach, swimming, windsurfing, grassy picnic area, BBQ
— Popular with windsurfers, the beach is located between Stearns Wharf
Harbor Breakwater. Parking and restrooms.
Santa Barbara has no shortages of fun outdoor recreational activities — enjoy
surfing, kayaking, kiteboarding, diving, parasailing, fishing,
boating, whale-watching... and more!
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...
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.
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
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.
@ Hendry's Beach
(same owners as Santa Barbara Shellfish Co. at the wharf and Fish House on
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