If you live in Santa Barbara, we're 100% sure that you have a favorite beach. And we're also pretty sure that you're going to be mad at us, because we've probably put your beach on this list. And now everyone will know. So for that, we apologize.
BUT we can give you two good reasons why we did it:
- We want our readers to experience the very BEST that Santa Barbara has to offer.
- You live where people vacation. We think people should be seriously jealous of you.
So this list of the 10 best beaches is a pretty good start. Whether you're looking for a quiet place to sunbathe or a fun spot to BBQ, we've got you covered. Stop by Butterfly for the best views (we mean bikinis and celebs, not necessarily natural wonders) or pack a picnic and hit spacious Santa Claus Beach with the whole family.
No matter where you go, don't forget the sunscreen! Beaches here aren't known to be shady, but many have great restaurants you can duck into if you start to overheat.