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Mesa Lane - Santa Barbara

The Best Beach Walks in Santa Barbara & Fun Things to do in Santa Barbara

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Overview

Mileage: 1-2 mi • Region: Santa Barbara

Things to do: Beach Walking, Running, Dog Walking, Tide Pooling, Surfing, Swimming

The coastline from Shoreline Park to Arroyo Burro has a feeling of isolation, despite its proximity to the city. Mesa Lane provides access to this stretch of beach. While at higher tides you may not be able to get too far in either direction, at average or low tide levels, you can walk either to the marina or Arroyo Burro.

Beach Walk Details

  • Length : 2 miles east to Shoreline Park and Ledbetter’s Beach; 1 mile west to Arroyo Burro
  • Tide Notes : Accessible in both directions at 2.5 tides or lower.
  • Accessibility : There are 241 steps down to the beach!
  • UseFees : None
  • Canine : OK for dogs on leash.


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Beach Regions: Santa Barbara
Beach Activities : Beach Walking , Running , Dog Walking , Tide Pooling , Surfing , Swimming

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Beach Walk Details

  • Length : 2 miles east to Shoreline Park and Ledbetter’s Beach; 1 mile west to Arroyo Burro
  • Tide Notes : Accessible in both directions at 2.5 tides or lower.
  • Accessibility : There are 241 steps down to the beach!
  • UseFees : None
  • Canine : OK for dogs on leash.

Access / Parking

  1. From State Street, follow Highway 101 west for 2.8 miles to the Las Positas off ramp.
  2. Turn towards the ocean and drive slightly more than a mile to Cliff Drive.
  3. Turn left again and go .7 miles up onto the Mesa to the first stop light, which is Mesa Lane.
  4. Turn right and drive down to the end of it. There is no parking on the right (west) side of the lane but you can make a u-turn at the bottom and park on the east side.

 


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Last Updated: Monday, November 10, 2014