The California Coastal Trail is a network of trails along California’s coast intended to provide use and enjoyment for walkers, bikers, equestrian riders, and wheelchair users, as well as connect coastal communities. Currently, 60 percent of the trail is complete covering over 700 miles of California’s coastline. Within Santa Barbara, the California Coastal Trail extends from the Arroyo Burro Estuary to the end of East Beach and the Andrée Clark Bird Refuge. The trail includes paved multi-use paths adjacent to some of Santa Barbara’s most popular beaches, dirt trails through open space parks, and amazing vistas of the Santa Barbara Channel and offshore islands. Users will experience the coastal breeze and enjoy sounds of the waves, while also noticing the bustling and thriving community nearly 90,000 people call home.
The following Explore the Coast audio tour files provide an in depth look at sites along the trail. They are provided in MP3 format and are compatible with most devices. Click on a link to open the audio tour in your MP3 player.