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  • Address: Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, California 93101, USA

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Leadbetter Beach Tours

One of the most beautiful beaches near downtown Santa Barbara, Leadbetter Beach is often filled with windsurfers, joggers, and sunbathers. Its light surf makes its an excellent spot for low-key and beginning surfing. It’s one of the more scenic spots close to the city, with an expansive golden sand beach and grass lawn. There are also facilities for picnicking and barbecue, as well as public restrooms and showers. 

Often sailboats can be seen cruising just off the coast from Leadbetter, as it’s located next to the Santa Barbara Harbor. Lifeguards are on duty during daylight hours. For these reasons, it is one of the more popular public beach areas. Though it can be crowded, it is often bustling with activity compared to other spots on the coast. It’s considered by many to be one of the most beautiful beaches in California.

Practical Info

Leadbetter Beach is located on Cabrillo Blvd in downtown Santa Barbara, just beside the harbor. It is nearby to the Santa Barbara City College and sits at the start of the Mesa neighborhood. To get there from the 101 freeway, exit Garden Street or Castillo Street, turning south towards the ocean. Parking is paid (some free spots available.)

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Private Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, null
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Private Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Set out from Santa Barbara Harbor on a private kayak tour of the stunning Santa Barbara coastline. Take in views of Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Mountains, ...  Read more

Location: Santa Barbara, California
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Stand-Up Paddleboard Lesson in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Stand-Up Paddleboard Lesson in Santa Barbara

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Learn to stand-up paddleboard in beautiful Santa Barbara, with all equipment included! Your expert guide will teach you how to paddle, offer balance tips and ...  Read more

Location: Santa Barbara, California
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Surfing Lesson in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Other Water Sports
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Surfing Lesson in Santa Barbara

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Learn to surf in beautiful Santa Barbara! Your expert instructor will teach you how to stand up on your board and ride the perfect wave, offering tips on ...  Read more

Location: Santa Barbara, California
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $75.00

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