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Arroyo Burro Beach County Park

2981 Cliff Dr
Santa Barbara 93109
805-687-3714 • map

Known locally as Hendry's. Great for sunbathing, whale watching

Butterfly Beach

1230 Channel Dr
Montecito 93108
805-684-2811 • map

Long sandy beach with a gentle slope. Across from the Santa Barbara Biltmore. Great to walk or play in the waves

Carpinteria State Beach

Sixth St
Carpinteria 93013
805-684-2811 • map

Great beach for overnight camping and recreation. Good surf fishing and tide pooling. Excellent claming during minus tides

El Capitan State Beach

El Capitan State Beach Rd
Goleta 93117
805-968-1033 • map

Thriving tide pools. Includes park with nature trials and camp sites. Sea lions and seals offshore

Goleta Beach County Park

5986 Sandspit Rd
Goleta 93117
805-967-1300 • map

Stroll or fish from scenic 1500 ft. pier. Sand volleyball courts, fishing, picnic area, lifeguard

Jalama Beach County Park

Jalama Beach Rd
Lompoc 93436
805-736-6316 • map

Long, sandy beaches, good surfing and bird watching. Camping, general store

Leadbetter Beach

Shoreline and Loma Alta Dr
Santa Barbara 93109 • map

Excellent surfing beach, windsurfing haven. Landscaped picnic area

Lookout Beach County Park

Lookout Park Rd
Summerland 93067
805-969-1720 • map

Panoramic view from bluffs. Great surfing and sunbathing. Barbecue areas and hiking trails

Rincon Beach

U.S. 101 at Bates Rd
Carpinteria 93013 • map

One of the best spots in the area for surfing. Also known as a good place for surf fishing. Harbor seals frolic on the beach

West Beach

Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara 93101 • map

Good swimming beach. Quiet, palm-lined beach. Lifeguard on duty


Alameda Park

1400 Santa Barbara St
Santa Barbara 93101
805-564-5418 • map

Big 'KIDS WORLD' play structure for children - Family friendly with gardens and trails

Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens

244 E. Arrellaga St
Santa Barbara 93101 • map

Downtown jewel with desert plants and budding flowers. Peaceful - Beautiful landscaping with birds and butterflies

Cachuma Lake Recreation Area

Hwy 154
Santa Barbara 93105
805-686-5054 • map

Outstanding bird-watching, fishing, swimming pool, boating, over 500 camp sites. Year-round narrated nature cruises

Chase Palm Park

236 East Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara 93101
805-962-8956 • map

10 acre shoreline park. Sports fields, bathhouse. Site of Sunday Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts show

El Presidio State Historic Park

123 East Canon Perdido St
Santa Barbara 93101
805-966-9719 • map

Restored or reconstructed buildings of 18th century Spanish fort. Exhibits, programs and guided tours

Franceschi Park

1510 Mission Ridge Rd
Santa Barbara 93103
805-564-5418 • map

Panoramic views of city, ocean and Channel Islands. Rare botanical collection, walkways and overlooks, picnic area

La Purisima Mission State Park

2295 Purisima Rd
Lompoc 93436
805-733-3713 • map

Mission Life Days, crafts demonstrations. Native American and mission relics. Gardens and 14 miles of hiking trails

Nojoqui Falls Park

3200 S. Alisal Rd
Solvang 93463
805-688-4217 • map

Beautiful 164 foot waterfall. Picnic and barbecue areas, athletic fields and playgrounds. Good spot for bird watching

Rocky Nook Park

610 Mission Canyon Rd
Santa Barbara 93105
805-568-2465 • map

Explore the foothills with beautiful rocks and creeks. Picnic and barbecue areas, limited parking

Shoreline Park

1237 Shoreline Dr
Santa Barbara 93109 • map

Incredible ocean and harbor views. Picnic and barbecue areas, great for families. Good spot for kite flying

Stevens Park

258 Canon Dr
Santa Barbara 93105 • map

Picnic and Barbecue area with kids play structure. Oak trees, rocks and trails

Stow Grove Park

La Patera Rd
Goleta 93117 • map

Large group picnic areas available for reservation. Softball, volleyball and horseshoe courts. Plenty of trees and trails

Tucker's Grove County Park

Cathedral Oaks Rd
Santa Barbara 93111
805-967-1112 • map

Large picnic grounds, good for dogs. Kids play areas with many foothill trails