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Butterfly Beach - Montecito

The Best Beach Walks in Montecito & Fun Things to do in Montecito

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Overview

Mileage: 1-3 mi • Region: Montecito
Amenities: Showers
Things to do: Beach Walking, Dog Walking, Surfing, Swimming

A delightful quarter mile long beach sits right at the foot of the Biltmore Hotel and Coral Casino. There is plenty of room to relax and enjoy the sun and surf or a walk in either direction at lower tides. This may be Santa Barbara's most elegant beach. The long sea wall is topped by an imposing stone-hewn railing and tall palms blow back and forth in the breeze. 

Beach Walk Details

  • Length : 1.25 miles west to East Beach; 1 mile east to Eucalyptus Lane; 3 miles east to Lookout Park
  • Tide Notes : Lower tides make it passable to Eucalyptus Lane and west to East Beach.
  • Cautions : Be careful crossing the railroad tracks on the way to the beach.
  • UseFees : None
  • Canine : OK for dogs on leash.


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Beach Regions: Montecito
Beach Amenities: Showers
Beach Activities : Beach Walking , Dog Walking , Surfing , Swimming

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Beach Walk Details

  • Length : 1.25 miles west to East Beach; 1 mile east to Eucalyptus Lane; 3 miles east to Lookout Park
  • Tide Notes : Lower tides make it passable to Eucalyptus Lane and west to East Beach.
  • Cautions : Be careful crossing the railroad tracks on the way to the beach.
  • UseFees : None
  • Canine : OK for dogs on leash.

Access / Parking

  1. From State Street, follow Highway 101 east for 3 miles to the Olive Mill off ramp.
  2. Turn right and drive a half mile down to Channel Drive. Be careful crossing the railroad tracks.
  3. There is ample parking along the beach. 


Things to Know

Please be respectful of private property rights.

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Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014