We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Wanna play volleyball?

The most number of public beach courts in town, with a great view of the islands and harbor. I... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
skip2go
,
Santa Barbara, California
Lovely beach

Came across a beach wedding late one afternoon. Lovely beach. Quiet. Nice views. Great walk along... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
suehDorset
,
dorset
Read all 97 reviews
78
All photos (78)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
16°
Dec
16°
Jan
16°
Feb
Contact
1400 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2880
Website
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Santa Barbara
from US$94.99
More Info
from US$60.00
More Info
from US$53.99
More Info
from US$130.00
More Info
Reviews (97)
Filter reviews
78 results
Traveller rating
38
28
11
1
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
38
28
11
1
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews nice beach beach volleyball long stretch of beach playing volleyball beautiful sunny day great walk the pacific ocean playground cabrillo jog waves bike vendors picnic paths wharf wedding
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 78 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago

The most number of public beach courts in town, with a great view of the islands and harbor. I recommend carpool or public transport, since parking can be a hassle..

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank skip2go
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Beach right near downtown Santa Barbara. Usually not too crowded. I went swimming every day (three weeks) while in Santa Barbara in November. The water was fine. The only issue is the tar you sometimes find on your feet or towel, so be careful...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TSinParis
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Came across a beach wedding late one afternoon. Lovely beach. Quiet. Nice views. Great walk along shoreline.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank suehDorset
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Artists line the sidwalks and really a beautiful way to enjoy the beach and more. We rode bikes as well and the bike trails are a great way to go both east and west.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank okatty
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

This beach is flanked by the clear blue waters of the bay and stretches out along the California coast for about a mile. The sand is a grey colour and the beach is wide so there is plenty of room for all. It was a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Wanderering1
Reviewed August 9, 2018

We loved the warm water (mid 70's) compared to the eternally chilly water on the Central Coast 60). Is is not a gently sloping beach like ours at home. Lifeguard posts on the beach. Vball nets. The bikeway, walkway is just a stone's throw away....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Liza W
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by this beach to get close to the Pacific on our way up the coast. It was the perfect place to spend an hour walking the beach and enjoying the views of the pier, boats, and coastline. Waters were calm, and the grounds...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BuddyV_12
Reviewed July 12, 2018

We walked the entire length of the beach and back, stopping to pick up interesting pebbles and shells along the way. Even on a very warm day, the sheltered beach was not crowded. Vendors on the beach rented kayaks and various other types of equipment....More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Sc00byD00byD00
Reviewed July 2, 2018

Pretty clean and there is a place to rent lounge chairs and an umbrella and nice for the kids and clean

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank travelshooter71
Reviewed June 11, 2018

This is a nice beach to take walk on near the shores driving from Northern California beautiful pit stop to grab a bite to eat then move on to the next beach.This beach you have to see for yourself to rate it.-Anthony

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Anthony B
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 54 nearby hotels
Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara
1,743 reviews
.89 km away
Inn At East Beach
942 reviews
.93 km away
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach
413 reviews
1.02 km away
Santa Barbara House by Hyatt
124 reviews
1.05 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 586 nearby restaurants
TRE Lune
221 reviews
1.26 km away
East Beach Tacos
109 reviews
1.41 km away
Rori's Artisanal Creamery
42 reviews
.79 km away
China Palace
56 reviews
.98 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 367 nearby attractions
Butterfly Beach
109 reviews
1.18 km away
Santa Barbara Scenic Drive
318 reviews
1.56 km away
Santa Barbara Zoo
1,274 reviews
.78 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from East Beach staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines