Shoreline Park Walking Path

Shoreline Park

Shoreline ParkShoreline ParkShoreline Park Shoreline Park MapTrail Head: 1355 Shoreline Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Western Trail Head Coordinates: 34.396014, -119.710313

What to Expect: Paved, one-mile round-trip walking path set within Shoreline Park. Park includes large grassy areas, a playground, walking paths, parking lots and restrooms. Very little shade exists, so bring your sunglasses, hat, and sunscreen!

Park Description: This bluff-top park is known for its vistas overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands. Visitors enjoy wildlife viewing including whale-watching, people-watching, and exercising in the grassy open spaces. Beach access is available via a staircase, which is located within the park. Need a break? Rest at one of the bluff-top benches while listening to the sounds of the ocean below. Download Map

• Difficulty Rating: Easy
• Distance: 1.2 Mile out and back
• Grade Change: < 5%
• Trail Layout: Linear
• Surface: Paved concrete
• Average Width: 6 feet
• Shade: Very little
• Obstacles: Stairs to beach
• Accessibility: Not rated
• Restrictions: Dogs on leash. No biking, scooters, or skateboards.
• Emergency: Call 911

Things to Do: Walking, wildlife viewing, beach access, kite flying, and children’s playground.

Amenities: Two public parking lots and street parking available. Restrooms, benches, and drinking fountains.

What to Bring: Map, sun protection, layered clothing, flashlite, first aid kit, water, snack, cellphone, personal identification, and other items.

Trail Etiquette: Have fun, be friendly and considerate. Leave what you find. Respect wildlife. Dispose of waste properly.

Directions: South bound Highway 101, exit Castillo Street turning south-east toward the ocean. Take a right at Shoreline Drive climbing the hill to Shoreline Park. Street parking is available near the park. Parking lots are located at the east and west ends of the park.

North bound Highway 101, exit Bath St., turn left on to W. Haley St. and turn left on Castillo St. Take a right at Shoreline Drive climbing the hill to Shoreline Park. Parking lots are located at the east and west ends of the park.

Park Managed by:

• City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation
• Hours: Sunrise to 10pm
• Park Info: 805.564.5418
• Web Site: SantaBarbaraCA.gov/ParksAndRec