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Beach Walk, Breakfast, and a Hike in Summerland

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Beach Walk, Breakfast, and a Hike in Summerland

This is a 6.5 mile easy to moderate hike with 800 feet of elevation gain.

Due to Covid-19, I am limiting this hike to 7 people with no guests. Each person must maintain a distance of 6 feet or more, and wear a mask when necessary.

We will start promptly at 9:15

From the Loon Point parking lot, the trail will take us down to the sandy shore where we will walk a mile on an isolated beach with views of sandstone cliffs, mossy rocks, and perhaps remnants of oil fields and piers that at one time stood there.

This stretch of beach will lead us to Lookout Park with real bathrooms. Then the road will take us into the town of Summerland where we will stop for breakfast at the Summerland Beach Café. They are known for their sugar-cured thick-cut bacon, eggs benedict, light & delicate waffles topped with fresh fruit, and Mimosa drinks.

***I will give an update about breakfast when we get closer to the date.***

Following breakfast we will walk through the neighborhood and after a short jaunt on Whitney Avenue, we will make a turn into an easement and hike into the back hills above Summerland.

These trails are unique as they skirt the property lines of several horse ranches and orange groves. We will venture into the Greenwell Nature Preserve, cross a creek and hike through a small forest, to the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club, then back to Point Loon.

Loon Point Beach Parking
2770-2850 Padaro Ln
34.415785, -119.58231

From the 101, take Exit 90 (Summerland exit) and turn left on Padaro. Continue on Padaro until you reach the Loon Point Beach Parking on your left.

*** Don’t let the exits fool you. Remember to EXIT 90, do not exit 88 which is Santa Clause Lane/Padaro Lane ***

Carpooling is always a good idea.
Distance: 6.5 mile loop
Time: 9:00 – 1:00 approximately
Elevation Gain: about 800′
Difficulty: Fit beginner/intermediate
Dogs: Leashed, per State law
Restrooms: At the Lookout Park and the restaurant
Parking: Free in the parking lot
Known Dangers: Rattlesnakes, slip-‘n-fall

2 liters of water
Dress according to the weather

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June 20 2020


Date: June 20, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Loon Point Beach Parking

2770-2850 Padaro Ln
Carpinteria, CA 93013 US

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