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Shoreline Park

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Address: Shoreline Drive and La Marina Drive, Santa Barbara, CA
Phone Number: 805-64-5418

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Worth the short drive -- and a short stop

There's a nice overview of Santa Barbara's bay, with Stearn's Wharf and the marina in full display. It's three minutes' drive from the foot of State Street, so you shouldn't miss... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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163 reviews 163 reviews
117 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

There's a nice overview of Santa Barbara's bay, with Stearn's Wharf and the marina in full display. It's three minutes' drive from the foot of State Street, so you shouldn't miss it if you have a car. It's an uphill walk or pedal if you *don't* have your own car, so bear that in mind. We found it a pleasant... More 

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Zephyrhills, Florida, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Not sure how long the park is, but long enough to have a good jog, walk, or just meander along and look at the view.

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York, PA
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105 reviews 105 reviews
38 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This park runs along the coast and above the cliffs just North of the pier area. It has paved walks, flower plantings. some shade areas, a children's play area and GREAT VIEWS of the Santa Barbara channel. During one walk, we viewed whales just offshore. Park is adjacent to a residential area and clearly popular with locals.There is a parking... More 

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wilmette, il
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Great park overlooking the ocean Whales are sometimes visible in the winter and is great for sunset viewing. Good children's play area.

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Redondo Beach, California
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128 reviews 128 reviews
26 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Stumbled on this park on the coastline drive. Views of sailboats, sunbathers, surfers and kiteboarders. Enjoy Stearn's Wharf then head a bit north and relax and enjoy the view...

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Santa Barbara, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A great place for couples, singles or families. Picnic areas with ample parking and BBQ sites. If you walk from the top down to the pier and back it is about 3 1/2 miles with a good hill mixed in. Great ocean views .

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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My son had a surfing lesson here that was arranged by the Biltmore Hotel concierge. It was excellent.

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Denver, Colorado, USA
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145 reviews 145 reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There is a lot of parking at various places along this very long beach/park. Some of it is 90 minute free parking and some of it is $2/hour. There are picnic tables in some areas as well as commercial venues for food and drink. And grills set up near the tables. We were there on a very nice day so... More 

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Goleta, California
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129 reviews 129 reviews
38 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Visited with guests as tide was coming in, surfers were trying to catch waves, dolphins jumping about, rain had washed everything clean, sun was out. What a peaceful spot to begin our tour of SB

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Oxnard, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We live in Oxnard but love to drive up to Santa Barbara for a treat. This late afternoon we stopped at Shoreline Park with the intention to look for whales. The park was full of families grilling and playing. A wonderful, beautiful day in the park. We had read that you could possibly see whales from the shore in that... More 

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