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Leadbetter Beach in Santa Barbara, California
Leadbetter Beach is a locals beach located just west of the harbor in Santa Barbara. It’s right across the street from Santa Barbara City College so expect to see students here on sunny days. It’s an excellent wide sandy beach that is perfect for sunbathing.
With the right conditions, it gets breezy so windsurfing, kiteboarding, kite flying, sailing, take place at Leadbetter. It’s also a popular spot for beginner surfing.
Behind the beach is Leadbetter Beach Park, a grassy spot with picnic tables and barbeques. A larger grass park called Shoreline Park is at the west end of Leadbetter which makes a superb walk from here. A paved path follows the waterfront east from Leadbetter creating a bike ride full of things to see along the way.
The parking lot for Leadbetter Beach is located at Shoreline Drive and Loma Alta Drive just west of the Santa Barbara Harbor main entrance.
801 Shoreline Dr
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
- Park Name
- Leadbetter Beach Park
- City Beach
- Sunbathing, Kiteboarding, Windsurfing, Surfing, Sailing, Walking, Jogging, Swimming
- Restrooms, Showers, Lifeguard, Grass Park, Picnic Tables, BBQs, Tide Pools
- Pet Policy
- No dogs allowed on the beach
- Fee for parking