Located just 5 miles from downtown Santa Barbara, Summerland lies between Montecito and Carpenteria, perched high on the hillsides and coastal bluffs above the Pacific ocean, with the backdrop of the Santa Ynez mountains behind. Boasting some of the best unobstructed views of the Pacific ocean and Channel Islands in all of Santa Barbara county, this charming, walk-able town has about 1,500 residents, with homes ranging from historic Victorians and Craftman to multi-million dollar estates. Those searching for the quintessential beach town will find it, and more, in the classic community of Summerland. This seaside town offers a village-like feel, with antique stores and historical landmarks.
Things To Do
Summerland’s main street, Lillie Avenue, is lined with charming restaurants, B&B’s, antique shops, and unique businesses like The Sacred Space and the Santa Barbara Bird Sanctuary. The elementary school and library are both in town, and Summerland Beach, renowned for its breathtaking beauty, white sandy beaches and gentle surf, is easily accessible from Lookout Park. Lookout Park Beach, also called Summerland Beach, offers a cliffside view of the sand and water below, along with a playground and picnic tables. Nearby Santa Claus Lane is a popular surf spot and features fun shops and cafes. There is also world-class polo nearby at the Santa Barbara Polo & Raquet Club.