Sandspit Beach - right off the harbor
Sandspit Beach Pier is one of the more unique beaches in Santa Barbara. Created as a result of the jetty and the harbor, Sandspit undergoes changes in shape and size depending on the tide and the season. Many people enjoying renting kayaks or SUPs in the harbor and paddling over to the beach. You can also get there on foot by walking down to the harbor, going out all the way to the end of the jetty, and scrambling down onto the beach. When the swell is right, sandpit becomes a popular surf spot as well.