The first in our new Instagram-inspired walking tours… Hit up these locations and take photos from your own perspective, post them on Instagram & tag them with #sbmerge and #sbinstawalk. We want to see all your best angles!
Santa Barbara's coastline has something for everyone. Whether you want to ride some waves, search for starfish or simply watch the sun set over the ocean, you'll be sure to find the perfect beach for every adventure you can imagine.
Possibly one of the best sights in Carpinteria - the Harbor Seal Rookery! Every winter the harbor seals take shelter on the Carpinteria beach to give birth to their cubs and warm up on the beach. Since the cubs aren't born with a protective layer of fat, they collect heat by laying out in the sun during the winter months.
Santa Barbara is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, so naturally there are some pretty great views to be found in any number of places. Some of the best seats in the city are at local restaurants, with stunning views of the ocean, mountains and other sightly sites. These are a few favorites...