Toro Canyon Park

Santa Barbara, CA

Toro Canyon Park is a wilderness area tucked into a rugged canyon where you could hold a huge picnic or wedding. There are three areas that you can reserve, each with many picnic tables and BBQs, and restrooms. There is a shady, newer toddler playground near Area Three, and a slightly run-down playground with slide between Areas Two and Three.
A short trail near Area Two leads up to an overlook gazebo.
The drive to the park is the best part, offering panoramic views of the shimmering blue sea.
If you're hungry, head west to charming Summerland town, with cafes and shops set in Victorian houses. Afterward, take a stroll on Summerland Beach.
Also nearby, to the east, is Santa Claus Lane Beach, with clean sand, clear cold water, and stunning mountain views. You can eat here at scenic Padaro Beach Grill, which is an awesome choice if you have kids because of their huge sand pit that lets you eat in peace!

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Toddler Playground in Area Three.

A whole bunch of picnic tables, at Area Three of Toro Canyon Park.

Pretty lawn and tree-covered hills at Toro Canyon Park.

Awesome view on the drive down from Toro Canyon Park.

Toro Canyon Park is located at 576 Toro Canyon Rd, Santa Barbara CA 93108, in the suburb of Montecito, call (805) 969-3315.
From Highway 101 southbound, take the Padaro Lane exit and turn toward the mountains. Turn right on Via Real. After 1/2 a mile, turn left on Toro Canyon Road. After 1.3 miles, turn right on Toro Canyon Park Rd at the large park sign. This is the road with the amazing views. The park entrance is on your left about a mile up the road.


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