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Great stretch of beach and nice amenities

While the water wasn't the bluest I've ever seen (and it was too cold to get in while we were... read more

Reviewed March 22, 2019
Lovely beach

Came across a beach wedding late one afternoon. Lovely beach. Quiet. Nice views. Great walk along... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
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1400 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2880
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great beach because there is an amazing playground right on the sand, you can bike to it, and there are places to eat nearby.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Yelena L
Reviewed June 5, 2019

Out of all the beaches I have been to on the entire west coast this was probably my least favorite. Believe it or not it is in the beautiful Santa Barbara area. We encountered homeless people as well as people living out of vans from...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank MayfieldParrish
Reviewed June 4, 2019

just take a walk and let yourself get carried away by the waves and warm sun of this gorgeous beach, totally worthwhile

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Paulina Z
Reviewed March 22, 2019

While the water wasn't the bluest I've ever seen (and it was too cold to get in while we were there), the sand is soft, and there's a large span of it, so I imagine even in warmer times of year, there's plenty of room...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TexasMargs
Reviewed December 11, 2018

The most number of public beach courts in town, with a great view of the islands and harbor. I recommend carpool or public transport, since parking can be a hassle..

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank skip2go
Reviewed December 1, 2018

Beautiful Beach right near downtown Santa Barbara. Usually not too crowded. I went swimming every day (three weeks) while in Santa Barbara in November. The water was fine. The only issue is the tar you sometimes find on your feet or towel, so be careful...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank TSinParis
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Came across a beach wedding late one afternoon. Lovely beach. Quiet. Nice views. Great walk along shoreline.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank suehDorset
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Artists line the sidwalks and really a beautiful way to enjoy the beach and more. We rode bikes as well and the bike trails are a great way to go both east and west.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TPTinOKC
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

This beach is flanked by the clear blue waters of the bay and stretches out along the California coast for about a mile. The sand is a grey colour and the beach is wide so there is plenty of room for all. It was a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Wanderering1
Reviewed August 9, 2018

We loved the warm water (mid 70's) compared to the eternally chilly water on the Central Coast 60). Is is not a gently sloping beach like ours at home. Lifeguard posts on the beach. Vball nets. The bikeway, walkway is just a stone's throw away....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Tracy B
February 5, 2019|
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Response from TSinParis | Reviewed this property |
The shuttle is good but you can also bicycle - there is a bike path.
September 20, 2018|
Response from skip2go | Reviewed this property |
From downtown, take any shuttle to the wharf and transfer to the zoo bus (to the left) along the beach. Be sure to visit the bird refuge...