Montecito Activities

Butterfly Beach

Rated best for people watching and a great beach walk.

A delightful quarter mile long beach sits right at the foot of the Biltmore Hotel and Coral Casino. There is plenty of room to relax and enjoy the sun and surf or a walk in either direction at lower tides. The people watching is great too. Read story.


Spectacular Oaks, a Pretty Stream and Oprah Nearby

e of the most beautiful strolls through an oak woodland environment. Almost entirely level. The oak forests are deep in the heart of Montecito and provide a glimpse of why this area received its name which means "little forest" or "little woods" in Spanish. Read story.

Eucalyptus Lane

Though not well known, a hidden jewel.

Hidden at the foot of San Ysidro Road, Eucalyptus Lane provides beach access both to Fernald or Hammond's points. There are excellent tide pools, long stretches of beach, and a host of beautiful homes to enjoy. Read story.

Greenwell Trail

Connecting Summerland to the Greater Montecito Trails Network

Provides access to a number of parts of Summerland as well as the Montecito Valley. Read story.

Polo Club Trail

A Quiet Trail Loaded with Hidden Delights

From the Greenwell Preserve to Toro Canyon, you'll spy down onto several of the finest stables and polo fields in the area. Read story.

Valley Club Loop

Catch a glimpse of several of the most exclusive riding clubs to be found here as well as a combination of trails which allow you a glimpse of Montecito you won't see any other way. Read story.

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