Summerland Beach

Summerland, California

This beach is most easily accessed from Lookout Point Park. The large, sandy beach is perfect for a long walk or is great for swimmers, sun-bathers, horses and dogs. Plenty of sand at high tides as well.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on February 15th, 2021. Santa Barbara Channelkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on February 18th, 2021 at 12:56 PM.
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Current Weather
14°C
Clear and sunny
Monitoring Frequency

Summerland Beach is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st.

Source Information

Water quality at all beaches, unless otherwise noted, are currently monitored once per week by the Public Health Department, County of Santa Barbara. County results are uploaded weekly to Swim Guide by Santa Barbara Channelkeeper.

*Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services advises no swimming for 72 hours following a significant rainfall event.

Public Health Standards:
In California, maximum levels for bacteria are established for recreational waters. Single sample maximum levels are 235 E. coli/100 ml; 61 Enterococcus /100 ml; and 400 fecal coliform/100 ml; and 10,000 total coliform /100 ml. In waters designated for contact recreation, the median fecal coliform concentration based on a minimum of not less than five samples for any 30-day period shall not exceed 50/100 ml, nor shall more than ten percent of total samples during any 30-day period exceed 400/100 ml. Monitoring frequency varies across jurisdictions.

Water Quality Graph

Summerland Beach

Summerland, California

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on February 15th, 2021. Santa Barbara Channelkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on February 18th, 2021 at 12:56 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
14°C
Clear and sunny

This beach is most easily accessed from Lookout Point Park. The large, sandy beach is perfect for a long walk or is great for swimmers, sun-bathers, horses and dogs. Plenty of sand at high tides as well.

Monitoring Frequency

Summerland Beach is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st.

Source Information

Water quality at all beaches, unless otherwise noted, are currently monitored once per week by the Public Health Department, County of Santa Barbara. County results are uploaded weekly to Swim Guide by Santa Barbara Channelkeeper.

*Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services advises no swimming for 72 hours following a significant rainfall event.

Public Health Standards:
In California, maximum levels for bacteria are established for recreational waters. Single sample maximum levels are 235 E. coli/100 ml; 61 Enterococcus /100 ml; and 400 fecal coliform/100 ml; and 10,000 total coliform /100 ml. In waters designated for contact recreation, the median fecal coliform concentration based on a minimum of not less than five samples for any 30-day period shall not exceed 50/100 ml, nor shall more than ten percent of total samples during any 30-day period exceed 400/100 ml. Monitoring frequency varies across jurisdictions.

Water Quality Graph

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