Are you planning a vacation with the family or just a fun getaway with your friends? Away from the City’s hustle and bustle? You really should look into Santa Barbara as your next vacation spot. It is a city along the central coastline of California, with a breathtaking view of the Santa Ynez Mountains. The beaches are to die for, and it has what would be described as a Mediterranean climate, perfect for a vacation don’t you think?

Santa Barbara Beaches

Arroyo Burro Beach

This beach is a favorite for visitors and the local dog lovers; it is fondly known as Hendry’s Beach to the locals. Get your adorable pooch and drive down to this beach and enjoy a game of fetch, as you get in some exercise.

Butterfly Beach

This beach is perfect for sunbathing, and if your stars align, you might catch a glimpse of your favorite celebrity. It’s also a spot well known for the sophisticated visitors. So, head on down today and grab a cocktail as you catch up on your favorite novel, and soak in some sun. It is as beautiful as Los Cabos’ beaches.

East Beach

Just how competitive are you? Catch a game of volleyball at the numerous volleyball courts along this beach. This beach is appealing to the adventure seeking travelers.

Goleta Beach Park

This beachfront has a picnic as well as grilling areas, horseshoe pits, and volleyball courts. You can also cast a line for fishing off the pier. So, if you want to barbecue with your friends or have a picnic, then this would be the ideal beach for you.

Leadbetter Beach

This beach is right near the harbor and the breakwater. It is a well-known location for surfing, stand up paddle boarding, and boogie boarding. There is a beautiful view if you walk up to the shoreline park that is a few minutes away.

Summerland beach

Some people prefer a relaxing and laid back beach, and that is okay. This beach is ideal for such days when you want a laid-back day at the beach. Just sit back, relax and, take in the breathtaking beauty surrounding you at this location.

Refugio State Beach

This beach will simply blow your mind away. When visiting this location, you should be prepared for the exquisite views as far as the eye can see. The beach is lined with palm trees, and you’re encouraged to set camp here right next to the coastal line. Who wouldn’t want to wake up to this type of bliss every morning?

Golf Courses in Santa Barbara

There are vast lush, green and smooth golf courses in Santa Barbara. There are three courses, just a few minutes away from each other: Sandpiper Golf Club, Glen Annie Golf Club, and Rancho San Marcos.


The Santa Ynez Mountains are ideal for hikers. or keep driving over the mountains and do some wine tasting in the Santa Ynez Valley.


Take a stroll out on Stearns Wharf, tour Old Mission Santa Barbara, and go see the beautiful Spanish architecture of the historic Santa Barbara Courthouse.