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Explore Tide Pools in Santa Barbara


View a list of places to visit tide pools in Santa Barbara.

Tidepooling is a fun activity to do with kids. Click on for low tide conditions. Make sure to educate kids about not removing any of the sea animals, plants, etc.

Carpinteria / Montecito

  • Carpinteria State Park – Exit Casitas Pass Rd. & follow signs to Carpinteria State Beach.
  • Hammonds Beach – Located off the San Ysidro exit in Montecito near Miramar Beach.

Santa Barbara

  • Arroyo Burro (Hendrys Beach) – Located near intersection of Las Positas & Cliff Drive.
  • Shoreline Park – Located on the Mesa above Ledbetter Beach (near La Marina).


  • Devereux Point (Coal Oil Reserve Point) & Sands Beach – Located in Isla Vista near Camino Majorca & Del Playa Rd.
  • El Capitan State Beach – Located in Goleta off HWY 101 at El Capitan State Beach exit.
  • UCSB Lagoon & Goleta Campus Point – Located off 217 – exit Goleta Beach.
March 8, 2015

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