Pier & Beaches
Only 3 Blocks from The Wayfarer...
Discover East Beach, the Santa Barbara Pier, & our Popular Boardwalk
Nestled along the California coast, The Wayfarer Hotel in Santa Barbara is just a few blocks from acres of sandy beaches - complemented with a large pier and beachfront boardwalk. Guests of the Wayfarer can embrace the beautiful California weather with a bike ride along the boardwalk, a book on the warm sand, or with an ice cream cone from Stearns Wharf on the Santa Barbara Pier. Whatever beach activity you choose, they're all just 3 blocks from The Wayfarer!
Beach volleyball, kite flying, swimming, fishing, biking, picnicking, and whale-watching are just some of the activities you can enjoy at East Beach, which was recently voted one of the "Ten Best Beaches in California" by the readers of USA TODAY. Located 3 blocks from The Wayfarer, this Santa Barbara beach offers plenty of sand even during the summer crowds.
The Santa Barbara Pier
One of Santa Barbara's most popular outdoor attractions is the Santa Barbara Pier, located adjacent to East Beach. This pier is home to Stearns Wharf - Santa Barbara's #1 tourist spot - offering great restaurants, amazing creatures at the Sea Center, boutique shopping, and even parking at the very end. With its shopping, dining, and ocean views, it's a must-do for Wayfarer guests!
Lined by Palm Trees, this boardwalk extends from West Beach to the to the Andree Clark Bird Refuge lagoon that borders Montecito. Popular with joggers, walkers, bikers, and rollerbladers, it offers some of the best views of Santa Barbara!