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Address: Montecito, CA
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A beautiful stretch of beach in front of the Four Seasons Biltmore...

A beautiful stretch of beach in front of the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel.

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Beautiful beach

Beautiful beach opposite the four seasons hotel. Montecito is the slightly richer area of Santa Barbara. Easy to drive & park nearby

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2015

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English first
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43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Beautiful beach opposite the four seasons hotel. Montecito is the slightly richer area of Santa Barbara. Easy to drive & park nearby

Thank DrFussy
London, England
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127 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

A small but beautiful beach, it seems mainly frequented by local people. You have to know your tides or there's no sand - only waves. It's right by the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel and the houses facing the beach are lovely plus plenty of classic cars around. The waves can be a bit wild - two of us suffered cuts... More 

Thank dodge440
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Nice beach, not a lot of seaweed and beautiful surrounding. We stayed for the sunset which was very pretty

Thank Gretchen M
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

While not easy to park on a Saturday, this is a prime spot for people watching or taking a dip in the ocean at one of Santa Barbara's prime beaches. During the week it can be isolated, especially if the weather is not great, but weekends can be packed during summer. Kayak and SUP boards available for rent Thursday through... More 

Thank Christopher C
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Beautiful beach, we took early morning paddle board lessons and it could not have been better. The water was so calm, perfect for beginners.

Thank jackie426
Brooklyn, NY
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98 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

What a beautiful beach! We came and watched the sunset. We sat on the sand while doggies ran by and couples walked holding hands. What a peaceful place.

Thank GivemeaTfortravel
Portland, Maine
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This beach is adorable and seems to be a favorite with the locals, including furry four-legged friends. You can go across the street to Biltmore Four Seasons for a cocktail too!

Thank Swnice
Austin, Texas
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197 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Nice beach. Mostly locals walking their dogs or guests of the Four Seasons hotel. Careful - there are rocks in the water and the tide comes in high in the afternoon and if you are around the bend of rocks past the Tydes - then you can get landlocked! Most surfers go to that area beyond the rocks and Tydes... More 

Thank luvplayacar
Santa Barbara, California
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164 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

On the beach if lower tide,nor walk along the walk way above the beach..in front of Ty Warner homes...u might pass a local celebrity on their morning or evening jog. Saunter to the biltmore for a pre walk coffee or post walk saunter.

Thank lajolla1
Eagle River, Alaska
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331 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Nearly private beach, as few people were there on the day we chose to go. Water was warm enough to swim (in my opinion), although few were swimming. Warm sand and surf between my toes. A great beach experience. Walkways along the road lead to stairway down to the beach.

Thank AKcabingirlA

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