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Leadbetter Beach

From Openwaterpedia

Leadbetter Beach is one of the busiest beaches in Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A. Leadbetter Beach is a long strip of sand flanked by green grass at the base of the city college. It is location of the Shoreline Beach Cafe that offers diners tables on a patio and on the sand. Outdoor showers, restrooms, a grassy picnic area are available with normally light surf that draws beginning surfers, windsurfers and sailboats. At low tide, visitors can walk around the point to a wonderfully private, isolated strip of beach.

It is also site of the Santa Barbara Open Water Swim Camp hosted by Olympian Mark Warkentin.


From the 101 freeway exit 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 the left.

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