Mesa Lane Steps
Locals hangout. A little workout involved going up and down the stairs to and from the beach, but fairly private and even closer than Hendry's Beach. Accessed at the end of a street just down the hill.
A steep descent gets you to a pretty much locals only beach, often full of surfers. The walk down offers stunning views of the ocean and islands, and the hike back up is a work out.
Love beach walks? This is one of my favorite beaches in Santa Barbara for walks! It's rustic with high cliffs. Be sure to check the tide before you go. You can google a tide chart for Santa Barbara.
This is our closest beach access (50' away). The beach below is a great surf spot, spear fishing area, picnic spot, and jogging location. The last time I was here, I saw humpback whales 200yrds out.
“If a pharmacy is required...there are two very close by for toiletry items plus other necessities.”
“If you want to just kick it at a dive local bar and play some pool this is right next door to Taco Bell. These are also some odd, yet cool local's. Not for everyone, but a late night drink with friend works here. AND you can walk home. ”
“Beautiful plot of land overlooking the ocean, a peaceful place for a sunrise or sunset stroll.”