The outdoors attract many to Santa Barbara: the coastal city is home to beautiful beaches with surfing and sailing; mountains with hiking, biking and horseback riding trails; and championship golf courses. But between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, the city has more to offer including a thriving arts community, annual festivals, a lesser-known wine region and community events at the University of California Santa Barbara. The hotel concierge can design an itinerary that mixes the best of both worlds and includes ample time for beachside relaxation.
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara guests can swim in three pools, surf or sail at the beach, receive one-on-one attention from the resident tennis pro, play a round at the adjacent championship golf course or walk the on-property nature trail. Santa Barbara is also home to a thriving arts community, festival circuit and winery region, inviting guests to explore beyond the resort to discover more of what the area has to offer.
Santa Barbara’s three 18-hole championship golf courses include Sandpiper Golf Club, located next door to the resort. Tee times at all courses can be arranged through the resort.
The resort’s four Har-Tru clay composition courts host adult and junior clinics, matches and private and semi-private lessons. Equipment is also available for rental.
BEACHES AND POOLS
Set on 78 acres, the resort offers two-mile natural beach, three zero-edged saline, heated pools with private cabana rentals and watersports including surfing, kayaking and paddle boarding. Learn more about our Pool Cabana rentals.
Santa Barbara offers horseback riding, biking, hiking and other activities. Rentals and tours are available through the onsite Bacara Adventures.