Sandy Cove Beach in Santa Barbara, California
Located just below Shoreline Park, Sandy Cove Beach is Santa Barbara’s hidden seaside treasure. Boasting dramatic rugged cliffs and secluded coves, this little gem of a beach is perfect for those looking for something “off the beaten path”. Because of the 80 steps that lead down to the sand, this beach does not lend itself to those with ambulatory issues, is not conducive to chair or arbor set ups, and only accessible during mid-low tide conditions.
Directions: From the 101 take Garden and turn away from the mountains. Garden will dead-end onto Cabrillo Blvd. Turn right and follow the road for about a mile. Continue past the harbor and at the top of the hill you will see Shoreline park on your left. Follow the narrow wooden stairs directly beneath the pagoda-like entryway to the beach below.