Bring your dog too. Summerland Beach is dog friendly, and you’ll be sure to run into other people walking along the shore with their dogs. Although the signs say to keep dogs on a leash, many people let their dogs run free.
Directions to Summerland Beach-Loon Point Beach Access
Summerland Beach is located off the 101 Freeway. Take Exit 88 and go west. Soon you’ll run into Padaro Lane. Turn right. After driving down Padaro Lane–a residential road–for a while, you’ll come to a parking area with a sign that says Loon Point.
Turn right into the Loon Point public parking lot. Towards the back of the parking lot, there is a path that leads down to the beach. There is also a outhouse. When you come to the end of the path, go left for about one quarter of a mile. Look for sea glass among the small rocks and seashells.
Find Sea Glass in Santa Barbara
You should be able to find a good amount of sea glass during low tide on Summerland Beach. It’s best to go during the first low tide of the day. You also have to be careful not to get stuck in a cove on the way back when the high tide starts coming back.
I’ve been to Summerland Beach a few times and found a good amount of sea glass.
How to Follow the Path to Summerland Beach, Santa Barbara, California
Follow path next to sign that states, “Loon Point Beach Access.”
Walk parallel to railroad track. Go left on path towards beach.
Walk past door heading north on path.
Walk along path towards chain-link fence.
When you reach the chain gate, turn left and follow path down to beach. Head left along the shore (south) to find sea glass.
Look for rocky patches to find sea glass on the beach.
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