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Shoreline Drive and La Marina Drive, Santa Barbara, CA
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All reviews great place for a walk beach access dog walkers beautiful walk walking path public restrooms beautiful ocean arts and crafts palm trees bike ride nice beach sunny day people watching homeless people channel islands state street picnic
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a public park. For the tourist, there is nothing to do but soak up some beautiful views, relax on the grass or a bench, and enjoy Santa Barbara with a ton of locals. Use it as a kickoff point for a walk to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MrGaucho1987
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is beautiful with lush, green grass, a view of the ocean and the mountains and even the channel islands on a clear day. There are bathrooms, picnic benches and a playground. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kirsty K
Reviewed 9 November 2018

Right off the tender dock, this park is a lovely park to walk along and easy access to State Street bus and the Funk Zone.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Good place to walk if you want to see views of Santa Barbara, the harbor and wharf and along the beaches to the south.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris F
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Enjoy a nice walk at Shoreline Park! Great Views of the Ocean the whole walk. Great Family Pace! Dogs are allowed!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alexandria N
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Great place for a relaxing bike ride, but the overwhelming presence of homeless people prevented us from lingering and enjoying. It didn't feel entirely clean or safe.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Orange_Carrie
Reviewed 26 October 2018

We rented some bikes and cycled the front, very safe with mostly cycle lanes, so keeping away from the traffic. Great way to see the beachfront.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank epic9990
Reviewed 17 October 2018

We spent two days and one night in Santa Barbara so we crammed alot into that time. I would take another day next time. We enjoyed the histiry and overall vibe of the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 390maryjos
Reviewed 14 October 2018

A good way to see areas too far to visit on foot. An informative tour. Would not use this as a hop on and hop off. Not very frequent.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gogirl192
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

It was just in front our hotel. We enjoyed lookingredients from our terrace and also to walk and drive the shore

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank arina1836
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Response from expectquality1942 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Yes, there are a many places for just such an activity. Shoreline is a little louder and more of a picnic feel than other beach spots. So Shoreline is good if you want a place to BBQ and have a "party" kind of... More
1 April 2015|
Response from Maria M | Reviewed this property |
I wish I knew the answer to that question. I have been there a few times and will go again as my family lives in that area I have always felt that it was just plain luck to see them but if I find out I will post it.