Friday, September 2, 2016

Leadbetter Beach


**2020 Update** This is not a beach where it would be easy to social distance, especially on the weekends.

Leadbetter Beach is a Santa Barbara beach close to the Mesa. It begins below Shoreline Park and ends at the harbor. It is a popular beach where we often meet friends. 

Directions: To reach it, take 101S to Castillo St. Turn right onto Castillo St and follow it to the dead end. Turn right onto Shoreline Dr and follow it until you reach the Leadbetter sign on the left at Loma Alta Dr. More info,

Pros
There is generally plenty for parking (some of it paid).
There are bathrooms.
There are both foot and regular showers.
The parking is close to the beach and it is easy to get stuff onto the beach.
It is close to Shoreline Park.
Waves are gentle and water is shallow.

Cons
SBCC students can park at the beach area with their permits, making it very hard to find parking.
This is a very popular beach especially in the summer and on weekends. It can be very crowded.

Looking West towards Shoreline Park

Looking East toward the harbor

Bathrooms

Showers and foot showers

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