• Santa Claus Beach
  • Santa Claus Beach
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Santa Claus Beach

Type: Beaches, Free Attractions, Water

Map / Directions 10Best Says

A local favorite, Santa Claus Beach is one of Santa Barbara's best kept sandy secrets. A relatively uncrowded wide stretch of soft white sand, Santa Claus is actually located in Carpinteria, a sleepy...  Read More


  • Free Things to Do, Beaches: "Between the natural seashore scenery, mountain backdrop and beachfront homes, you're guaranteed a lot of golden vacation photo opportunities."
  • Best for Free Things to Do Because: Santa Claus Beach is where the locals go to have a budget-friendly good time.
  • Best for Beaches Because: A beautiful, wide beach with a gradual, sloping entrance. Surf and paddle board rentals are right nearby, as well as a few restaurants.

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