This beach is still known by locals as Santa Claus, though the kitschy enormous Santa who once stood on the rooftop of a nearby business was removed some years ago and Santa Claus Village re-named Padaro Village. It’s a popular shore for surf camps because of the relatively dependable waves found here.
GPS Coordinates: N 34 24 495
W 119 33 039
Directions: From Highway 101, some 8 miles down-coast from Santa Barbara, take the Santa Claus Lane/ Padaro Road exit. Head down-coast along the frontage road/Santa Clause Lane and park along the road.