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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.

At the center of the beach is Shoreline Beach Cafe a wonderful place for lunch. At the east end of the beach there are more restaurants next to the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum on the harbor.

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.

Address
801 Shoreline Dr
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Park Name
Leadbetter Beach Park
Owner
City Beach
Activities
Sunbathing, Kiteboarding, Windsurfing, Surfing, Sailing, Walking, Jogging, Swimming
Amenities
Restrooms, Showers, Lifeguard, Grass Park, Picnic Tables, BBQs, Tide Pools
Pet Policy
No dogs allowed on the beach
Fees
Fee for parking

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