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Ocean Front

This section features beach houses throughout the greater Santa Barbara area, including ocean front houses in Northern Ventura County and bluff front homes in areas such as the Santa Barbara Mesa and Hope Ranch. The beaches houses featured here already have fantastic views and beach access, so the links are generally not repeated in the Ocean Walk and Ocean View sections further below.

Ocean Front - Santa Barbara, Hope Ranch

Santa Barbara, Hope Ranch

Santa Barbara Beach Houses
Hope Ranch Beach Houses

Exceptional bluff front estates line the Santa Barbara Mesa. Just to the West of the Mesa, Hope Ranch include some of the finest bluff front properties in the world. If you are more of a “toes in the sand” person, you may wish to consider the sections featuring Montecito houses or Carpinteria real estate.

Ocean Front - Montecito, Summerland

Montecito, Summerland

Montecito Beach Houses
Summerland Beach Houses

Montecito MLS listings include some of the most sought-after properties in the world, particularlyMontecito beach houses.Summerland ocean front real estate includes a mixture of bluff front properties and beach properties. Both communities have their own commercial districts with shops and fine dining.

Ocean Front - Goleta, Northwest Areas

Goleta, Northwest Areas

Goleta Beach Houses
Santa Barbara County Beach Houses

Most Goleta beach properties are bluff front, with many of them being near the UCSB campus. These homes are often used as student rentals and generate impressive income. Further the Northwest of these Goleta homes is the Gaviota Coast, featuring large coastal ranches and occasional ocean front homes.

Ocean Front - South of Summerland

South of Summerland

Summerland Beach Houses
Carpinteria Beach Houses

Many fine beach communities are located between the coastal towns of Summerland and Carpinteria. These enclaves include Padaro Lane, Beach Club, Santa Claus Lane, Sand Point, Casa Blanca and Sandyland Cove. These communities are just a short drive to either Santa Barbara or Carpinteria.

Ocean Front - Carpinteria, Rincon Point

Carpinteria, Rincon Point

Carpinteria Beach Houses
Rincon Point Beach Houses

The two most Southern coastal communities in Santa Barbara County are Carpinteria and Rincon Point. Carpinteria ocean front estates enjoy a short walk to various nature preserves, tar pits, and a harbor seal rookery. Rincon Point is a gated ocean front community famous for its great surfing conditions.

Ocean Front - Northern Ventura County

Northern Ventura County

Ventura County Beach Houses

South of Rincon Point, and just within Ventura County, are the ocean front communities of Muscle Shoals, Rincon Beach, and Solimar Beach, in addition to some unnamed clusters of homes along Pacific Coast Highway. Getting an oceanfront estate in Northern Ventura County is a great way a Santa Barbara area beach house property at a fraction of the normal cost.