Leadbetter beach

Best Day at the Beach events are held at the north end of Leadbetter Beach in Santa Barbara, CA.

Directions: Exit 101 at Garden Street or Castillo Street. Turn south towards the ocean. Turn right on Cabrillo Blvd. After you have passed the harbor, Leadbetter will be on your left.

Parking: Parking on the ocean side of the street, upon entering the parking area either turn right into the kiosk [pay upon exit] or left [pre-pay] it is $12.00. If volunteers want to park across the road at the City College, there is a pre-pay fee for weekends of $5.00. [Note it was $5 last summer it might change so please check the parking machines]. Also, just up the hill from the beach is Shoreline Park which is free but spots are limited.

Volunteers should show up at at 8am to help set up.  Volunteers are free to leave after and tear down and packing which is usually by 2pm. Learn more about volunteering here.

Participants must be pre-registered and need to show up at 9:15am sharp to check in.  The event should be complete for participants by 1pm. Learn more about being a participant here.

Activities: Depending on conditions we typically offer;

  • Tandem Surfing
  • Stand Up Paddling (SUP)
  • Body Boarding
  • Kayaking
  • Outrigger Canoeing
  • Beach Based Activities – Tug of War, Sand Castle Building, Bubbles, etc.

Bring – A towel & extra change of clothes if you think you might get wet, camera, sunscreen, beach chair, friends and family.

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