Santa Barbara Boardwalk Hiking Trail
Santa Barbara Pier, Boardwalk & Beach Hiking Trail
Things to do in Santa Barbara: The Santa Barbara Boardwalk is a heavily trafficked 2.5-3 mile roundtrip trail loop that takes explorers from the Santa Barbara Pier to beaches along the Santa Barbara coastline. It’s the ideal spot to soak up the sun and people watch. Although not technically difficult, the trail provides amble opportunity for beginners to experience a hike or experienced athletes to practice workout exercises, including lunges or sand crab walks.
Estimated Time: 1 hour
Total Distance: 2.5-3 miles (round-trip)
Map & Directions
Total Distance (miles)
In 1871, Judge R.B. Ord of Santa Barbara introduced the avocado tree to California.
Total Estimated Time (hour)
Sterns Warf, Santa Barbara's Pier opened in 1872 and is the longest pier between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
When to Go
Year-Round: Have fun in the sun and enjoy this California adventure everyday out of the year!
Yes, dogs on leashes are permitted along the Santa Barbara boardwalk & Sterns Warf.
Santa Barbara Boardwalk Trail Map
Santa Barbara Downtown Hiking Trail Directions
Address (for GPS): 217 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Why We Liked It
Let’s #GoHikeIt! Santa Barbara is a relaxing beachside community that is the ideal spot to unwind and enjoy panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. The town provides an romantic backdrop that is captivating to soak up. We love spending time hiking Santa Barbara’s boardwalk and enjoying its romantic coastal charm.
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