Summerland Beach in Santa Barbara, California
Summerland Beach is a hidden California treasure! Nestled between Carpinteria and Montecito, Summerland Beach is a charming stretch of sand that sits just below Overlook park in Summerland, California. It’s wide shores provide a beautiful venue for your wedding ceremony, and given it’s distance from the activity driven downtown Santa Barbara area it allows for more of a “shipwrecked” feel. Sunsets at Summerland Beach are spectacular, and when the mist rolls in it elicits an ethereal feel unparalleled by any Hollywood movie set.
Just steps above the beach at Overlook Park you will find expansive grassy areas, public restroom facilities, and a children’s playground which makes it a great location for your wedding reception as well. Parking in the lot is free but not abundant, alternate parking is on the street as you enter the park.
Due to the somewhat steep decline of the paved walkway that leads to the beach, Summerland beach is not recommended for anyone with mobility issues.
Directions: exit 101 at Evan’s Ave. in Summerland. Drive towards ocean, across railroad tracks.