Top 5 Things to Do On a Santa Barbara Beach

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that you can’t stay at Marina Beach Motel without visiting a Santa Barbara beach. It’s one of the top things to do in Santa Barbara since there are so many beautiful beaches here. And even though there’s a wealth of things to do here, we love going to the beach the best. So it’s pretty fortunate that Marina Beach Motel is only 37 steps from a beach! With that in mind, here’s our list of top 5 things to do on a Santa Barbara beach.

1. Sunbathing

Obviously one of the most popular things to do on a Santa Barbara beach is sunbathing. There’s just something so relaxing about lying out in the warm sunshine on top of soft, white sand. Plus the Vitamin D is great for you. Don’t forget to put on some sunscreen before you hit the beach, though!

2. Picnicking

What’s better than spending a day out on the beach? Spending a day out on the beach with plenty of delicious sustenance. We all get hungry out there, so go ahead and skirt that issue by bringing along a little picnic to one of the Santa Barbara beaches!

3. Walking the dog

There are lots of dog friendly beaches, so find the perfect Santa Barbara beach and bring your pal along with you. Dogs love running in the sand and splashing in the water. Treat yourself and your furry friend to a day out in the sun.

4. Playing volleyball

Pretty much everyone loves playing volleyball, but beach volleyball is even more fun! It’s a favorite thing to do on a Santa Barbara beach since it’s a ton of fun and there are many Santa Barbara beaches with volleyball nets already installed!

5. Building sandcastles

Lastly, whether you’re 1 or 91, it’s always fun to build a sandcastle on a Santa Barbara beach. Seriously, who doesn’t love building a sandcastle and then knocking it down? Or better still, burying someone else in the sand. It can make anyone feel like a kid again!

So make sure to do some of these top 5 things to do on a Santa Barbara beach during your next stay with us at Marina Beach Motel. At just 37 steps from the beach, we’re the best Santa Barbara motel for beach lovers!