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  • Average23%
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31 Oct 2018
“Everyone Looking at Their Feet”
5 Jul 2018
“My Favorite Beach in Santa Barbara”
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

I could not figure out why people where looking at the bottom of their feet, some going down to the water to rub their feet there. I found out when I woke up and got ready to leave that bottom of my feet was covered...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dudeman8
Reviewed July 5, 2018

It's special because of the shallow area near the cliff, which makes it perfect for learning to surf. We also enjoy it because the Shoreline Cafe is nearby for drinks and food after a day in the sun. Finally, the picnic area between Shoreline Cafe...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ruhskis
Reviewed July 2, 2018

Pretty clean beach...need to watch out for tar...small waves for the kids, life guards are there and nice place to see the sunset

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank travelshooter71
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Leadbetter is a popular surfing and BBQ beach. The point makes for good waves, and there are lots of picnic tables and BBQ pits on the lawn area between the parking lot and the sand. People go swimming here, and it's a nice place for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank HappyTrails12345
Reviewed March 8, 2018

Compared to all the other beaches we visited in SB, this one, while nice, was the dirtiest. We didn't spent any time here but we went past it on the path.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank intlwanderlust
Reviewed August 19, 2017

Shoreline Cafe is at Leadbetter which is good for a quick take out, especially their corn dogs! and they have BBQ set ups on the beach. We took our dog and kept her on the leash for a beach party and didnt have a problem.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Offthebeatenpath011
Reviewed July 13, 2017

Planned to hold a beach bridal shower in Santa Barbara during Solstice weekend celebrations. When we arrived, the beach by the Stearns Wharf was already taken up by tournaments and other festivities. We drove just a little ways down the road to Leadbetter and found...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank JessSwanTraveler
Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

Parking is convenient. You self pay. The machine takes plastic, but it wasn't working when we were there. So be sure to bring cash. It's different than a so cal beach, it's a little more cold and lots of kelp. However, a great beach to...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank rlepson
Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

My girl friends and I had a great time at this beach! We visited in mid-May, so the water was too chilly to be in for long, but it was enough for a quick dip. We picked this beach because of the restroom access and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank CrystalAnn56
Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

Water, wide sandy stretch, grass with palms and picnic tables, parking ($2/hr) then the street. Restrooms and a bistro near by. Best beach in SB in my opinion.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Frederick R
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