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Hammonds Beach

Santa Barbara, CA
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Hammonds Beach, Santa Barbara California

Description

The path to Hammonds Beach is a lovely walk! Under a canopy of tropical flowers, you follow a sandy path feeling like you're in Hawaii! Once you reach the beach, there's a bench carved out of a pale tree trunk where you can sit and take in the views. The beach is a strip of sand with no cliffs and you can follow it in either direction. Lining the beach are luxury homes built in English country cottage style. The ambience at Hammonds Beach is unique and it makes for a pleasant short outing. To lengthen your outing, spend some time at neighboring beach, Miramar Beach.
For something to eat, head north on San Ysidro Rd to Upper Montecito Village and grab a sandwich at Pierre Lafond Bakery- you might bump into someone famous. Manning Park is a gorgeous park in Montecito, just off San Ysidro Rd, with lush pine trees, sumptuous lawns, and a toddler playground.

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The blissful path to Hammonds Beach.
The blissful path to Hammonds Beach.
Arriving at the sea.
Arriving at the sea.
Tropical flowers on a hedge alongside the path.
Tropical flowers on a hedge alongside the path.
Catamaran resting lazily at Hammonds Beach. This scene reminds me of Waimanalo Beach on Oahu.
Catamaran resting lazily at Hammonds Beach. This scene reminds me of Waimanalo Beach on Oahu.
Tropical flower with beach in the background.
Tropical flower with beach in the background.
Looking to the east.
Looking to the east.
Looking to the west.
Looking to the west.
A couple eats a picnic lunch on the bench at Hammonds Beach.
A couple eats a picnic lunch on the bench at Hammonds Beach.
 

Directions

The path to Hammonds Beach is located at Eucalyptus Lane, Santa Barbara CA 93108.
Exit Highway 101 at San Ysidro Rd and head toward the ocean. You are now on Eucalyptus Lane. Park near the Saints By The Sea Church and then walk until you see a path on your right that says "Hammonds Meadow Trail." It leads through tropical plants to the beach.

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Trish
12/22/2009 13:07
I'll be there this week...

Lillie
10/22/2009 20:36
ohhh how i wish that was me on that beach!! how beautiful!

Last Updated Mon, 15 Oct 2012 19:24:27 GMT