Destination guide

The scenic city of West Beach awaits you

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in West Beach. This city is walkable and scenic, recognised for its shopping, restaurants and cycling. Presidio Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County Courthouse are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Sightseeing in and around West Beach

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes West Beach a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Santa Barbara Zoo (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Ty Warner Sea Center (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Santa Barbara Golf Club (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Glen Annie Golf Club (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • Sandpiper Golf Club (12.5 mi / 20.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of West Beach

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in West Beach. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lotusland (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Santa Barbara Botanical Garden (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Moreton Bay Fig Tree (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Chase Palm Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Leadbetter Beach (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around West Beach

Fly into Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal), the closest airport, located 8.4 mi (13.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Santa Ynez, CA (SQA), which is 25.9 mi (41.6 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around West Beach?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 110 holiday lettings around West Beach. From 36 houses to 8 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to West Beach?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in West Beach:

  • Santa Barbara Beach: 150 holiday homes
  • East San Roque: 41 holiday homes
  • Upper East: 143 holiday homes
  • Laguna: 159 holiday homes
  • Cielito: 52 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to West Beach? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in West Beach. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Santa Barbara Carriage Museum: 752 holiday lettings
  • Carriage and Western Art Museum: 753 holiday lettings
  • Santa Barbara City College: 752 holiday lettings
  • Antioch University: 752 holiday lettings
  • Moreton Bay Fig Tree: 752 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around West Beach listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in West Beach?

Yes, of course. offers 36 Houses in West Beach. Our other popular types of West Beach holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 8 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 33 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 23 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in West Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 11 holiday homes with pool available in West Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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