More Mesa Beach
More Mesa Beach near Santa Barbara is a secluded sandy beach between Arroyo Burro and Goleta Beach.
It is accessed from Mockingbird Lane in the Vista La Cumbre development, however there is no parking in that area so you need to park on Puente or Vieja Drive. Enter the park and walk about ¼ mile across the open cliff top towards the ocean and look for a steep path down to the narrow beach. The local rule is that turning right leads to the clothing-optional area while turning left is for regular beachgoers.
At high tide there is very little exposed sand so check the tides before visiting. The beach occasionally has tar balls that wash ashore. There is another beach access from Patterson Avenue.
Much of this area of More Mesa is privately owned and environmentally sensitive which currently limits further development. The beach is suitable for walking, nature watching and beachcombing but there are no facilities.
There are trails hiking leading from More Mesa Park including a 2.8 mile Loop Trail with scenic views.
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