Santa Barbara Sports and Recreation

Santa Barbara Sports and RecreationSanta Barbara’s majestic mountains, sandy beaches and ocean views make it a championship destination when it comes to team sports or sports and recreation for one. Use our guide to help you find the winning indoor or outdoor activities the city has to offer from pro sports to watersports and more recreation than you can imagine.


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Pro Sports

UCSB Gauchos
For a fun night watching intercollegiate sports teams, head over to see the Santa Barbara Gauchos. The University of California has 20 sports teams with women’s basketball and men’s soccer dominating the programs. Join loyal local fans catching games at the UCSB Sports Center, Caesar Uyesaka Stadium and Harder Stadium.

Phone: (805) 893-8272


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Hiking, Biking & Trails

Tunnel Trail
Take a hike! The Tunnel Trail is just minutes from downtown Santa Barbara. Hikers have made it one of the most popular recreation trails in the sunny city. The almost 11-mile trail is challenged with twists and turns and lined by beautiful views of the city. Let’s go hiking!

Address: Tunnel Rd and Mission Canyon Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 - MAP

Hendry's Beach
Sun lovers hike along Hendry’s Beach; locals know it as Arroyo Beach. Grab your sunscreen and get ready to hike on a secluded beach where you can sometimes see sea seals sunbathing on the rocks or along the shoreline. This sandy hike takes you on an excursion that's about a 10-mile trek round trip.


Peddle on over to the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition! Experienced bikers in Santa Barbara turn to this bicycle advocacy organization to get the up-to-date scoop on area bike clubs, bike shops and participate in organized on road and off-road bike rides like the Mountain Drive Bike Ride. If biking is your choice form of recreation, this is the place to find the city's best rides.



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Santa Barbara Sailing Center
Enjoy unlimited water recreation at Santa Barbara Sailing Center. Set sail to experience everything from boat and kayak rentals to sunset dinner cruises and whale watching. It's also one of the largest accredited professional sailing schools in the nation. Sign up for world-class sailing instructions and afterward a four to 15-day sailing vacation.

Address: 133 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA - MAP
Phone: (800) 350-9090

Truth Aquatics
Dive into an underwater recreation adventure! Truth Aquatics offers the opportunity to discover ship wrecks in the Santa Barbara Channel. This professional crew is off the hook when it comes to knowing where all the exciting wrecks are located and handling your equipment rentals and trip details.

Address: 301 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 - MAP
Phone: (805) 962-1127

Condor Cruises
What a whale of a day! Get on-board the Condor Express to watch for whales, dolphins, seals, and sea lions. Discovery Channel recently named the Santa Barbara Channel “One of the 10 Best Places in the World to View Wildlife” because of its abundant variety of mammals.

Address: 301 West Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 - MAP
Phone: (805) 882-0088


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Plenty Of Thrills

Fly Away Hang Gliding
Race with gravity! Santa Barbara’s Fly Away Hang Gliding helps you learn how to hang glide. You’ll hit their 200-foot-high training hill for lessons from a company that has been teaching people how to soar solo or in tandem, since 1995. With classes available 7-days a week you’ll be flying high on an extreme sports adventure in no time!

Address: 2650 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109 - MAP
Phone: (805) 403-8487

Paragon Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Kick-butt! Join Paragon Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the best academy to sign up for kickboxing classes. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced student, these professional kickboxing coaches teach everything from the fundamentals of the sport to the perfect technique and most of all, how to avoid getting hurt! You can also take classes in Jiu-Jitsu, a form of Greco-Roman wrestling and Western style boxing.

Address: 617 N Salsipuedes St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 - MAP
Phone: (805) 730-1927

Broken Shark Dive Charters
Check out a hair-raising adventure on Broken Shark Dive Charters. Climb aboard a 25-foot extreme open-water vessel geared for shark-cage diving! Swim with great white sharks for a thrilling experience with a crew decked out for an unforgettable trip aboard a sea-worthy boat hooked on safety and fun!

Address: 27 W Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 - MAP
Phone: (805) 455-8872


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Endless Summer Bar-Cafe
The Endless Summer Bar & Café is where you can catch some rest and relaxation. Fresh fish served daily is reeled in from the fishermen’s market right around the corner. Vintage surfboards hang everywhere and the coolest surf videos, especially; The Endless Summer keeps diners hooked on great food and fun.

Address: 113 Harbor Way #180, Santa Barbara, CA 93109 - MAP
Phone: (805) 564-1200

Zodo's Bowling & Beyond
Put your best foot forward! Zodo’s Bowling & Beyond is all about super fun recreational bowling. There are even leagues if you think you’re ready to bowl like a pro! When you’ve finished rolling around, stop into Z’s Tap House and Grill and order Z’s Awesome Nachos and signature drinks.

Address: 5925 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117 - MAP
Phone: (805) 967-0128

Sea Landing Tackle Shop
Get hooked! The Sea Landing tackle shop in Santa Barbara Harbor is your one-stop shop to find everything you need to get a line on White Bass, Halibut and Rock Fish in the city’s Channel Islands. If you want, bring your fishing buddies for a day on the water and charter the shop's boat Apollo. Time to reel in your trophy fish!

Address: 301 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 - MAP
Phone: (805) 963-3564