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Santa Barbara Ocean View Real Estate

Simply put, Santa Barbara ocean view real estate is some of the most coveted and sought-after real estate in the country. Hosting some of the world’s most scenic, clean and safe beaches, as well as some of the most spectacular real estate, the Santa Barbara coastline is referred to as roughly the 20 miles that stretch from Goleta and Santa Barbara to Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria. Interestingly, and often a surprise to many, the beaches here in Santa Barbara face south/southwest as opposed to west, as most California beaches do. This unique orientation, with the exceptional Santa Ynez coastal mountain range in the background, allows the coastline to enjoy wonderfully temperate weather all year.

With little to no room for growth and a limited selection of inventory, the area features true oceanfront homes and ocean view real estate that’s in high demand here in Santa Barbara. This, paired with the stunning natural beauty of the coastline, has led to large appreciation in the value of homes. In fact, Santa Barbara ocean view real estate can range from $1 million to over several million even 2-3 blocks back from the water, while true oceanfront homes can start in the mid $4 million range and can fetch price tags in excess of $20 million.

Santa Barbara Ocean View Real Estate

Perhaps one of the most distinguishing characteristics of the Santa Barbara coastline is the myriad of beach types potential buyers can choose from. You can have straight sandy beaches, hilly slopes that drop off to a rock beach, family beaches, broad and narrow beaches, and everything in between. Homes for sale throughout the area are equally as diverse, with properties ranging from quaint beach bungalows to elaborate mansions and stunning seaside residences.

There are several areas of Santa Barbara ocean view real estate to choose from:

  • Carpinteria Beach: Nicknamed the “World’s Safest Beach,” due to its lack of strong waves and current, is considered a family-friendly community. The popular neighborhoods of Sandyland Cove and Sand Point are found within this area. Homes can range from $3 million to over $15 million, while there are some properties – mainly townhomes – that can fetch prices of $1 million and up.
  • Padaro Lane: A very private and exclusive cove. You will find some homes in this community are nestled right on the sand while others are perched atop a cliff-band ranging in height from 20-80 feet. These ultra exclusive, private homes range from $2 million to well over $20 million.
  • Miramar Beach: The ideal community for those wanting a small beach cottage right on the sand, this Montecito enclave features homes from the $2 million mark and up.
  • Hope Ranch Beach: A private beach with access through a gated entrance, Hope Ranch offers beach amenities including showers, a snack shop, cabanas and kayak storage. Santa Barbara homes here are primarily found atop a 50-75 foot cliff lined with large estates. Prices range from $3.5 million and up.

Other popular beach communities featuring Santa Barbara ocean view real estate include Summerland Beach, Fernald Point, Hammonds Beach, Butterfly Beach, East Beach, West Beach, Leadbetter Beach, Hendry’s Beach and Goleta Beach.

To learn more about the Santa Barbara real estate market and the Santa Barbara ocean view real estate currently available, contact local real estate expert Cristal Clarke. Having assisted a countless number of luxury real estate buyers and sellers throughout her 20-year career, Cristal looks forward to sharing her knowledge and experience with you.

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