The Best Waterfront Activities to keep you Cool this Summer
As the temperature heats up in California, plan a getaway to Santa Barbara. Our year round mild, Mediterranean climate provides a uniquely comfortable backdrop to enjoy the best outdoor activities this summer. Not to mention our 100 miles of Coastline, you can spend your days on the water or enjoying the cool coastal breeze.
1. Kayaking or SUPing
Spending time on the water is the best way to refresh your mind and body. Head to the Santa Barbara Harbor where you can rent Kayaks or Paddleboards. The calm water near the harbor is a great place for beginners and those more experienced
2. Hike to Seven Falls, Three Pools
After climbing the hills behind Santa Barbara be rewarded with fantastic views and a refreshing dip in these natural pools and falls.
3. Sail the Santa Barbara Channel
The only thing that beats enjoying the salty coastal air is when you can enjoy it from a boat! Climb aboard the Double Dolphin for a memorable and beautiful sunset cruise in the Santa Barbara Channel.
4. Eat Fresh Seafood at the Harbor
A must for any visit, sit outside at the Harbor to enjoy the cool sea breeze while indulging in fresh seafood at Endless Summer Bar and Cafe or Brophy Brothers.
5. Cruise to the Channel Islands
The least visited of all the National Parks, the Channel Islands, may have a shortage of visitors, but there is no shortage of beauty. Enjoy hiking the rolling hills, the scenic vistas from the island cliffs, and escape from the hustle and bustle of life on the mainland.
6. Surf at the Iconic Rincon Point
Known across the world for its epic waves, Rincon Point, just South of Santa Barbara is beloved by locals and visitors alike. Be sure to bring a wet suit as the water can be chilly most of the year.
7. Tidepool at Leadbetter Beach
The Santa Barbara Channel is an incredibly rich and diverse ecosystem that supports robust marine life. Take the kids to tide pool and find sea creatures of all kinds.