The Beach Guide

Santa Barbara East Beach

East Beach is the archetypal Californian beach; the Pacific Ocean, golden sand, tall palm trees line the boulevard behind the beach, beach volleyball courts, lifeguard towers and the backdrop of the Santa Ynez Mountains rising steeply behind the city. The beach here is home to many of Santa Barbara’s most upmarket hotels, however, development has been sympathetic so you won’t find any of the high-rise blocks that blot many of the finest beaches around the world.

Dominating the beachfront is the historic Cabrillo Bathhouse and Gym with its latino styling. The bathhouse is a somewhat incongruous mix of fitness centre, the East Beach Grill and an arts center. Beyond this is the expanse of grass and palms that make up Chase Palm Park with its paths and cycle-ways frequented by those cruising on bikes or skates along with joggers and walkers.

The whole East Beach area is full of family friendly things to do within a stone’s throw. For animal lovers there is the Santa Barbara Zoo and Andree Clark Bird Refuge; Chase Palm Park often holds events on the green and at the western end of the beach is Skater’s Point, a huge skate park.

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Santa Barbara East Beach Weather Info

Mon 27th
Clear sky 19°C / 66°F
Tue 28th
Fair 22°C / 72°F
Wed 29th
Clear sky 18°C / 64°F
Thu 30th
Fair 18°C / 64°F
Fri 31st
Fair 19°C / 66°F
Sat 01st
Clear sky 21°C / 70°F

5 Day Santa Barbara East Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Santa Barbara East Beach tide times & sea state

  • Mon 27/01 »
    Surf report for Mon 27/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 6ft 15s  °  ° 12mph
    13:00 6ft 17s  °  ° 12mph
    19:00 7ft 17s  °  ° 16mph
    Tide times
    Low 4:25am (2.09m)
    High 10:26am (5.19m)
    Low 5:32pm (-0.33m)
    Daylight
    First light06:33
    Sunrise06:59
    Sunset17:23
    Dark17:49
  • Tue 28/01 »
    Surf report for Tue 28/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 6ft 15s  °  ° 15mph
    13:00 6ft 15s  °  ° 16mph
    19:00 7ft 15s  °  ° 18mph
    Tide times
    High 12:07am (3.82m)
    Low 5:06am (2.12m)
    High 11:01am (4.73m)
    Low 6:01pm (0.07m)
    Daylight
    First light06:32
    Sunrise06:59
    Sunset17:24
    Dark17:50
  • Wed 29/01 »
    Surf report for Wed 29/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 6ft 14s  °  ° 19mph
    13:00 6ft 14s  °  ° 17mph
    19:00 7ft 14s  °  ° 21mph
    Tide times
    High 12:41am (3.85m)
    Low 5:54am (2.16m)
    High 11:38am (4.18m)
    Low 6:30pm (0.51m)
    Daylight
    First light06:31
    Sunrise06:58
    Sunset17:25
    Dark17:51
  • Thu 30/01 »
    Surf report for Thu 30/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 10mph
    13:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 7mph
    19:00 5ft 15s  °  ° 7mph
    Tide times
    High 1:17am (3.91m)
    Low 6:55am (2.19m)
    High 12:22pm (3.58m)
    Low 6:59pm (0.99m)
    Daylight
    First light06:31
    Sunrise06:57
    Sunset17:26
    Dark17:52
  • Fri 31/01 »
    Surf report for Fri 31/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 5ft 16s  °  ° 4mph
    13:00 5ft 15s  °  ° 3mph
    19:00 5ft 15s  °  ° 5mph
    Tide times
    High 1:58am (4.00m)
    Low 8:19am (2.11m)
    High 1:26pm (2.98m)
    Low 7:30pm (1.47m)
    Daylight
    First light06:30
    Sunrise06:57
    Sunset17:27
    Dark17:53
  • Sat 01/02 »
    Surf report for Sat 01/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 4ft 14s  °  ° 5mph
    13:00 4ft 14s  °  ° 5mph
    19:00 4ft 14s  °  ° 11mph
    Tide times
    High 2:45am (4.14m)
    Low 10:05am (1.79m)
    High 3:19pm (2.55m)
    Low 8:10pm (1.91m)
    Daylight
    First light06:30
    Sunrise06:56
    Sunset17:28
    Dark17:54

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