The California beach scene is not complete without a couple beach volleyball games going on. It's an extremely popular sport in Santa Barbara and played by people of all ages and skill levels. Whether you're new to the scene or an expert in the sand sport, there is a beach volleyball group for you.
Pick up Games
Located across from the zoo, East Beach has 18 courts open all year round. Some of the world's best volleyball players practice here including Olympic champions Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser, as well as three-time gold medalist Karch Kiraly.
6 courts open all year round between Stearns Wharf and the Harbor
SB Beach Volleyball Meetup Group
All skill levels, ages, and guests are welcome. They also teach beginners to play. This FUN group is open to everyone who loves volleyball and wants to make new friends.
Tuesdays - bump, set, spike 5pm at West Beach
Thursdays - bump, set, spike 5pm at West Beach
Saturdays - 2pm volleyball + eats/drinks hangout at East Beach
Sundays - 2pm volleyball at East Beach
Organized Beach Volleyball Leagues
SB Parks and Rec Department
Men's & women's 2v2: $100 team fee (Monday nights)
Coed 2v2: $100 team fee (Tuesday nights)
Coed 3v3: $150 team fee (Wednesday nights)
Spring League April-June 2016
Summer League June-August 2015 - lessons in the evenings with a tournament and beach bbq at the end.
Southern California Volleyball Association (SCVBA)
offers 1-day tournaments with two-person teams in Santa Barbara. Registration: Online at cbva.org or day of tournament.