Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of East Beach

The beaches and wildlife provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation 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-sees in the area. With a vacation 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 vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes East Beach a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 traveler 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 center:

  • 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

Transportation 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 center. 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.

Can I find a vacation rental around East Beach?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 165 vacation rentals near East Beach. From 76 Houses to 38 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near East Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to East Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in East Beach:

  • Santa Barbara Beach: 150 vacation rentals
  • The Mesa: 510 vacation rentals
  • Padaro Lane: 20 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 207 vacation rentals
  • Mission Canyon: 153 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to East Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in East Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Andree Clark Bird Refuge: 833 vacation rentals
  • Santa Barbara Zoo: 835 vacation rentals
  • Carpinteria State Beach: 1,087 vacation rentals
  • Rincon Beach Park: 1,157 vacation rentals
  • Goleta Beach: 780 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in East Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 76 Houses in East Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in East Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 38 rentals available
  • Villas: 7 rentals available
  • Cabins: 18 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in East Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 22 vacation rentals with pool available in East Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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