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TO THE BEACHES OF SANTA BARBARA
Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort’s 24-acres face the wide sandy beaches that are one of the highlights of your visit to Santa Barbara. The miles of beautiful beaches describing the coastline of Santa Barbara are a significant asset to the city, each offering unique character, attractions and amenities. With a unique southern exposure it is possible to enjoy a sunrise and sunset from any of the spectacular sites.
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Santa Barbara’s most famous beach, featured on The Travel Channel, is directly across Cabrillo Boulevard from the resort. Located on the city waterfront between the Andree Clark Bird Refuge and Stearns Wharf, East Beach is the most popular beach for our visitors as well as locals, with its tournament beach volleyball venue, swimming, fishing and biking. Grassy areas with picnic tables and a children’s playground make it ideal for family picnics, and the sheltering Channel Islands eliminate large waves or surf, providing fun and safe water-play for even the smallest of children. A central area houses day-use facilities with showers, changing room and rental equipment, a restaurant, and the East Beach Grill. Lifeguards are on duty in the summer months.
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Located on the city waterfront, West Beach is west of Stearns Wharf and State Street, approximately two miles from the resort and accessible by bike path, walking path, or car. Situated at the entrance to the Santa Barbara Harbor, it is a great spot for boat-watching, swimming and wading with its gentle waves and seasonal lifeguard. Several public volleyball courts are available for your enjoyment, as well as biking, fishing, kayaking or simply sunbathing. A children’s wading pool, city lap pool, and playground are nearby.
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West of West Beach at Shoreline and Loma Alta Drives, this beach offers swimming, surfing, boat-watching, biking, fishing, picnic and barbeque area, seasonal lifeguard, day-use facilities and the ShoreLine Café. Leadbetter Beach at low tide has wonderful tidepools to explore, and perhaps find a starfish, sand crab, or one of a kind shell. At the west end of the beach, stairs lead to the cliff-top Shoreline Park affording views of Channel Islands, migrating whales, sunsets, picnic tables, barbeque pits, restrooms, playgrounds, and a hiking footpath. Lifeguards are on duty in the summer months, and ample parking is available for a nominal fee.
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Across from Butterfly Lane in Montecito, beautiful Butterfly Beach was recently named one of the "20 great American Beaches" by Travel and Leisure Magazine. This scenic stretch is great for swimming, sunbathing, tide pool exploring, and kayaking. Dog walking is permitted on leash. During low tide, it is possible to walk through to East Beach and the resort. This beach has no facilities. There is ample free street parking above the beach and a wheelchair beach access ramp as well.
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Located a short five minute drive down the coast in the quaint seaside town of Summerland. Parking, barbeque, picnic areas and restrooms in Lookout Park.
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