Santa Barbara is located in Southern California, about 90 miles of Los Angeles along the Pacific coast. Santa Barbara county is often referred as the ” French Rivera” because if its climate and geography.
If you walk to the very end of the pier and you will might see seals hanging out on buoys not far from shore. They make some great noises! Blue herons and pelicans hang out at the end of the pier, completely tame and unafraid of all the people. Kids love it so go enjoy seeing these great birds.
The shoreline park as its a wonderful spot to view dolphin and seals. Its surrounded by mountain ranges, palm trees and ocean views. Its fantastic for exercising in general or walking the dog etc Kids have a play park also to entertain whilst Mum and Dad keep a close watch. The parking is also free and come and enjoy.
Pelicans are protected species. Enjoy their company. There are few websites you can go report if you see people attacking these birds such as pelicanlife.org
The views are spectacular from the pier- all the palm trees lining the beach with the Santa Ynez mountain range as the backdrop. Its just breathtaking! There are some touristy shops, restaurants, an Ice cream shop and a fortune teller. Check them out while you are there.