Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Butterfly Beach

View towards Santa Barbara

Butterfly Beach is a beautiful location across from Four Seasons Biltmore and next to the Coral Casino. The shopping area of Montecito is minutes away. Pay attention to the tides because this high very little beach at high tide.

Directions:  Take 101S to Olive Mill Rd. Turn right onto Olive Mill Rd and continue. It turns into Channel Dr. The beach is your left. Park along Channel Dr or on Butterfly Lane if necessary.
Pros
It is a beautiful location and more remote than some beaches.
Some claim this beach has the least tar. (Ironically this was one of the only beaches where I picked up tar.)
The beach is right next to the road when you get good parking.
It is away from traffic and quiet.


Cons
There are no bathrooms or showers.
Parking can be difficult in the summer or on the weekend.
There are no food options.
The only way to access the beach is through stair down the bluff, making it had to haul a wagon.
At high tide, there is very little beach.


Taken mid-week in spring

View towards Carpinteria

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