Popular Beaches in Santa Barbara

Located between beautiful white sand beaches and the stunning Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is tailor-made to be the ideal location for you to escape your day-to-day life and just relax. Soak in the sun at some of the most lovely and tranquil beaches on the West Coast, all close to Coast Village Inn.

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Butterfly Beach - 0.4 Miles

One of the area’s few western-facing beaches, Butterfly Beach is the perfect place to catch the sunset. Offering a scenic view less than a mile from our location, this is a true local’s beach. There are no facilities, but you just might see a famous face or two.

Leadbetter Beach - 4.3 Miles

One of the area’s most popular beaches, Leadbetter Beach offers access to dining, showers, a picnic area, and more. 

Arroyo Burro Beach - 6.3 Miles

Also known as Hendry’s Beach, this secluded beach is surrounded by high cliffs and a must for dog lovers, as this is the only local beach where dogs can run free off-leash.

Carpinteria State and City Beaches - 9.3 Miles

By far one of the most scenic area beaches, this long stretch of sand also features full facilities.  Make it a full day of beach adventure with the family!

Goleta Beach - 12.6 Miles

This busy local beach has plenty of facilities, including a fishing pier, picnic tables, grills, restrooms, and volleyball courts. Parking can be a bit of an issue, so plan accordingly.