We arrive by train in Santa Barbara in mid May at 6pm. Before we go straight back to Northern CA by train, we want to stay 1 or 2 nights in a coastal town in a hotel with a gorgeous ocean view. Not interested in shops or shopping; Where should we stay for 1 or 2 nights: Santa Barbara, Pismo Beach or Carmel? looking for clean beach with clean water and great views.
any hotel recommendations also appreciated. Thank you!