Leadbetter Beach Tours

Leadbetter Beach
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.)
Address: Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, California 93101, USA
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Surfing Lesson in Santa Barbara

There’s hardly a better place to learn to surf than the Southern California locale of Santa Barbara, which offers fantastic weather year-round. During this 1.5-hour lesson, an expert instructor shows you how to stand up on your surfboard and balance, offering tips on how to catch the perfect wave while ensuring your safety in the water. Wetsuit and surfboard rental are included, and all skill levels are welcome.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$75.00 USD
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Private Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara

This private Santa Barbara kayaking tour lets you explore the marine life and landmarks of Santa Barbara Harbor and the spectacular coastline on the ‘American Riviera’ along one of four different routes. Take in views of rugged shoreline cliffs and the Santa Ynez Mountains, and be on the lookout for dolphins and seals. This 1.5- to 2.5-hour tour is led by an experienced kayak guide who points out natural features and customizes the speed of the ride according to your skill level.
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Duration: Flexible
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$55.00 USD
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Stand-Up Paddleboard Lesson in Santa Barbara

Learn to SUP, or stand-up paddleboard, in Santa Barbara during a 1.5-hour lesson at Leadbetter Beach. No matter your skill level, you’ll learn to stand up and kneel down, balance and paddle as you’re accompanied onto the water. A wetsuit is provided for this all-weather outdoor activity that gives you a glimpse of marine life and the Santa Barbara coastline. Your lesson is limited to 18 people to ensure more personalized attention from the expert instructor.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$75.00 USD
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