Pier & Beaches
Explore Santa Barbara's Golden Coastline...
Our Nearby Beaches & the Santa Barbara Pier
While our hotel is not located on the beach, it's a short drive away from Santa Barbara's beautiful coastline. Take a bike ride along the boardwalk of downtown Santa Barbara, walk out on the Pier and enjoy lunch with a view, or visit our local's beach in Goleta and dive into that book that you've been meaning to read. The choice is yours, and we guarantee that you can't make a bad decision.
Goleta Beach Park, a True Local's Spot
Pacifica Suites hotel is just a 4-minute drive from Goleta Beach. While it's not our most popular beach in Santa Barbara, it's a gem for those who want to escape the crowds, while still enjoying California's sprawling coastline! Here, guests can enjoy Beachside Cafe & Bar, volleyball courts, a grassy BBQ area with picnic tables, public bathrooms, and of course, golden sand to warm your toes. It also features a small fishing pier to enjoy scenic views of the great Pacific Ocean and UCSB.
Downtown Beaches, Including East Beach & the Santa Barbara Pier
Beach volleyball, fishing, biking, picnicking, and whale-watching are just some of the activities you can enjoy at East Beach, which was voted one of the "Ten Best Beaches in California" by the readers of USA TODAY. It's also home to the famous Santa Barbara Pier, which includes Santa Barbara's #1 tourist spot, Stearns Wharf. On the Pier, guests can enjoy fun restaurants, amazing creatures at the Sea Center, boutique shopping, and even parking at the very end. This area is a must-see for Pacifica Suites guests and is about a 10-minute drive or 8 miles from our hotel.