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5 Jul 2018
“My Favorite Beach in Santa Barbara”
2 Jul 2018
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402 E Ortega St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1635
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

It's special because of the shallow area near the cliff, which makes it perfect for learning to surf. We also enjoy it because the Shoreline Cafe is nearby for drinks and food after a day in the sun. Finally, the picnic area between Shoreline Cafe...More

Thank Ruhskis
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Pretty clean beach...need to watch out for tar...small waves for the kids, life guards are there and nice place to see the sunset

Thank travelshooter71
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Leadbetter is a popular surfing and BBQ beach. The point makes for good waves, and there are lots of picnic tables and BBQ pits on the lawn area between the parking lot and the sand. People go swimming here, and it's a nice place for...More

Thank HappyTrails12345
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Compared to all the other beaches we visited in SB, this one, while nice, was the dirtiest. We didn't spent any time here but we went past it on the path.

Thank intlwanderlust
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Shoreline Cafe is at Leadbetter which is good for a quick take out, especially their corn dogs! and they have BBQ set ups on the beach. We took our dog and kept her on the leash for a beach party and didnt have a problem.

Thank Offthebeatenpath011
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Planned to hold a beach bridal shower in Santa Barbara during Solstice weekend celebrations. When we arrived, the beach by the Stearns Wharf was already taken up by tournaments and other festivities. We drove just a little ways down the road to Leadbetter and found...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Parking is convenient. You self pay. The machine takes plastic, but it wasn't working when we were there. So be sure to bring cash. It's different than a so cal beach, it's a little more cold and lots of kelp. However, a great beach to...More

Thank rlepson
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

My girl friends and I had a great time at this beach! We visited in mid-May, so the water was too chilly to be in for long, but it was enough for a quick dip. We picked this beach because of the restroom access and...More

Thank CrystalAnn56
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Water, wide sandy stretch, grass with palms and picnic tables, parking ($2/hr) then the street. Restrooms and a bistro near by. Best beach in SB in my opinion.

Thank Frederick R
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This beach is on the other side of the marina and is less crowded. There is a restroom and parking. It's a nice place to spend time at.

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