An adult beverage enjoyed within view of the ocean is the ultimate prescription for relaxation. So if you're suffering from an overdose of urban fatigue, we've got the remedy right here: 10 Santa Barbara beach bars that are practically guaranteed to wash your blues away.
You really can't go wrong at any one of these establishments, but if you need to narrow down your options, we can help you choose by location, drink type and dress code.
Visiting Carpinteria? Pop over to the Padaro Beach Grill for a picnic-like atmosphere, gorgeous scenery and local beers and wines. If you're in Goleta, then Beachside is pretty much your only option, but it's certainly not a bad one. They have a great happy hour and primo location not far from both UCSB and the airport.
Now, if you're looking for a particular kind of tipple, we've got you covered too. For cold, fruity boat drinks (the kind you would enjoy on your yacht if you had one), head to the Endless Summer above the Santa Barbara harbor. On the other hand, if you prefer a glass of white or red wine, Municipal Winemakers in the Funk Zone is the spot for you.
And finally, if you only want to drink by the beach in your beach attire - be it a bikini, trunks or a caftan - get a table in the sand (and a bucket of beers or cold margarita) at the Shoreline and tell 'em we sent you!