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Santa Barbara Sandy Beach Bluff with surfers

Find Your Slice of Paradise

At the Santa Barbara Beaches

And the beach goes on

Sunny Santa Barbara and gorgeous stretches of beach go together like chips and salsa or sunsets and sighs. It's just the perfect complement. So when you're at our Goleta hotel, you'll have your work cut out for you deciding which beach - or beach park - to visit first. All are just minutes away and some are so close, like Goleta Beach, you might as well roll down in one of our complimentary bicycles. Depending on whether you want to surf, standup paddle boarding, fish, watch butterflies, play ultimate Frisbee, roll along on a beach cruiser or any creative combo you can dream up, Santa Barbara has a beach for you.

Just north of Goleta, El Capitan is great for catching waves, exploring rocky tidepools, or uncorking that Santa Barbara wine on a picnic. Just ten minutes from Goleta, check out the surf break at Refugio State Beach or go on one of the kayak tours offered here every summer. This palm-lined gem of a beach is also great for picnics and just enjoying the coastal scenery. Or just play in our backyard: Goleta Beach. Just three miles from The Kimpton Goodland, this long stretch of sand features volleyball nets, lots of grills and grassy areas for that picnic and a walking trail for a coastal cardio bump. Whichever location and activities you choose, you're sure to find an unforgettable place in the sun on our Santa Barbara beaches.