Explore Santa Barbara from this Hotel by The Beach
From mornings spent touring the region’s vineyards, to afternoons passed within the buzzing arts community, Santa Barbara promises both outdoor adventure and cultural fulfillment. Discover boutique shopping, annual festivals, golf, horseback riding and more during your stay at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Located by the beach, the hotel is near some of the city’s best-loved attractions, including the neighboring Sandpiper Golf Club, the avant-garde Funk Zone and the Santa Barbara Bowl, which hosts some of the city's biggest concerts. Strike out on your own, or allow the Ladies and Gentlemen of the resort to craft a customized itinerary for your stay on what is deservedly known as the American Riviera.
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.
Click here to learn more about our tennis program.
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.
Electric Bike Rentals
We are delighted to be the first hotel in Santa Barbara to officially offer guests 18 and older complimentary use of our brand-new fleet of electric bikes by BCycle. The all-electric bicycles have the ability to transport travelers up to 30 miles on a single charge at a maximum speed of 17 mph. If guests decide to go beyond the maximum range, the bike can simply be pedaled back to the resort just as one would a traditional, single-speed manual bike.
Take advantage of Central California’s year-round temperate climate and discover the beauty of Santa Barbara on a leisurely bike ride along the beach or through historic downtown. Adventure seekers can enjoy mountain biking atop the Santa Barbara Bluffs, catching waves on a surfboard, and exploring the Gaviota Coast by kayak or paddle board.
For more information regarding tours and rentals, please contact CalCoast Adventures at 805.628.2444.
*Surfing, Kayaking, and Paddle Boarding are available off-site, weather permitting.
Meet Your Maker
Discover the secret to your favorite wines when you barrel sample future vintages and taste private reserve/library wines. Experience includes a gourmet picnic lunch, a private guided tour, and tastings.
Santa Barbara City Tour
From local wineries to bespoke shopping experiences, encounter the rich history, of Santa Barbara. Tours include a customized itinerary, private guide, transportation, and local dining experience.
For more information or to reserve the Meet Your Maker or Santa Barbara City Tour experiences, please contact Coastal Concierge directly or resort Guest Relations.
Haskell's Beach Coastline Kayak
Enjoy lunch while kayaking along 3 miles of the majestic Gaviota Coastline spotting dolphins, sea lions, pelicans, and more.
Natural History Hike
Led by an expert guide, uncover the natural beauty of native plants, local geology, and Native American culture.
Mountains to Shore Downhill Biking
Cruise downhill on Gibraltar Road, a paved mountain road that winds its way into the heart of downtown Santa Barbara.
California’s premier destination for on-the-water fun, guests can explore the open sea aboard a luxury private sailboat or yacht. Ideal for special occasions, an exclusive voyage along the Gaviota Coast awaits.