We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (51)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“beautiful beach”(14 reviews)
“santa barbara”(23 reviews)
A beautiful stretch of beach in front of the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel.
Montecito, CA
Reviews (109)
Filter reviews
97 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsbeautiful beachsanta barbarafavorite beachbeautiful butterflyeast beachdogs lovemontecito innlow tidenice walktarswimmersbutterfliestidesjogunspoiltbeauty
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 97 reviews
Reviewed 30 July 2018

I live in the neighborhood this is my favorite beach in Santa Barbara. Less touristy than East Beach and in the A.M. I can let my dog off-leash. When the tide is low you can walk or jog all the way from Eucalyptus Point to...More

1  Thank Melissa G
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

My favorite beach in Santa Barbara Just beautiful!! Good amount of free parking Four Seasons hotel is located there too Wonderful

Thank Jackson321
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

I have been to this beach dozens of times since moving to Santa Barbara, and it is great! Quiet This is the perfect place for relaxing with a book or taking the dogs for a walk. It is fairly long so you can walk pretty...More

1  Thank Monicaicequeen
Reviewed 24 October 2017

My review would be ten out of ten but I have to give it 9.5 only because when you walk this vast beautiful beach you can often pick up tar on the soles of your feet. Nothing a good scrub in the bath or shower...More

1  Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Provided you get the tide timing right, you can walk all the way from the Montecito golf club to the Pier in Santa Barbara alone the shore. Very nice walk (or hike or run).

Thank Alain J
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Drove by with the thought of coming back for the sunset but even though it was a Monday afternoon it was super crowded and could find NO PARKING. It's a small area.

Thank Vicki H
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I've been going to butterfly Beach for decades since I've lived in Santa Barbara. It's one of my favorite beaches. It's important to check the tides though- at low tide you can walk forever but if high tide there might not be much beach. Although...More

1  Thank katheemiller
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Such a great beach for sunsets. Very stunning. Get here early on weekends. We prefer early mornings especially during low tides.

1  Thank Scigris
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Beautiful beach, not crowded, easily accessible by stairs. Great place for a morning run. This beach is nice for children, dogs, artists and walker/runners.

2  Thank Sharmhaynes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Our family of four visited this beach during our stay in Santa Barbara and really enjoyed the several hours that we spent there. It's a lovely beach with plenty of walking space, and our kids especially loved the area closer to the Biltmore (which is...More

2  Thank Jarod L
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all hotels
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
2,276 reviews
.48 km away
Montecito Inn
1,221 reviews
.77 km away
Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara
1,696 reviews
1.99 km away
Inn At East Beach
931 reviews
2.04 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 24 restaurants in Montecito
TRE Lune
218 reviews
.39 km away
Jeannine's Bakery & Cafe
445 reviews
.62 km away
Honor Bar
179 reviews
.67 km away
316 reviews
.73 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 6 attractions in Montecito
Santa Barbara Scenic Drive
312 reviews
.38 km away
East Beach
94 reviews
1.18 km away
Santa Barbara Cemetery
28 reviews
.77 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Jennifer F
4 July 2017|
Response from Sharmhaynes | Reviewed this property |
No not a beach for camping