Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of East Beach

The beaches and wildlife provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday home in East Beach. Well known for its zoo, bird watching and restaurants, this walkable city won't disappoint. Presidio Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County Courthouse are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in and around East Beach

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes East Beach a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Santa Barbara Zoo (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Ty Warner Sea Center (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Santa Barbara Golf Club (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Glen Annie Golf Club (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)
  • Sandpiper Golf Club (13.3 mi / 21.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in East Beach

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, East Beach is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lotusland (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Santa Barbara Botanical Garden (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Cabrillo Pavillion (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Chase Palm Park (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Andree Clark Bird Refuge (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Moreton Bay Fig Tree (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around East Beach

The nearest airport is in Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal), located 9.2 mi (14.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Santa Ynez, CA (SQA), which is 26.3 mi (42.3 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around East Beach?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 174 holiday lettings around East Beach. From 74 houses to 40 flats & apartments, 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 East 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 East Beach:

  • Santa Barbara Beach: 149 holiday homes
  • East San Roque: 42 holiday homes
  • Upper East: 144 holiday homes
  • Laguna: 158 holiday homes
  • Cielito: 50 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 East Beach? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in East Beach. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Santa Barbara Zoo: 765 holiday lettings
  • Andree Clark Bird Refuge: 766 holiday lettings
  • Antioch University: 754 holiday lettings
  • Moreton Bay Fig Tree: 759 holiday lettings
  • Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club: 827 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around East 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 East Beach?

Yes, of course. offers 74 Houses in East Beach. Our other popular types of East Beach holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 40 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 16 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 16 self catering accommodations

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

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

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 23 holiday homes with pool available in East Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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