One of the Top Beachfront Hotels in Santa Barbara

The Beautiful Beaches and Pools of Bacara Resort

Perched on 78 acres along the Pacific Ocean, Bacara Resort is the only true beachfront hotel in Santa Barbara, CA. Our natural beaches and luxury pools are one of the primary reasons why guests choose our resort from other hotels in Santa Barbara.

Our resort gives guests direct access to the beach, as well as three zero-edge heated swimming pools. Go for a morning jog along the coast, an afternoon dip in a heated swimming pool or have a romantic picnic dinner — your room is only a handful of steps from the beach and the pool.


The Pools of Bacara

If the ocean temperature is not as warm as you’d like, Bacara’s three zero-edge heated swimming pools are a great alternative. Enjoy two zero-edge, heated saline swimming pools, where the saline is easy on your eyes, skin and hair. The Spa at Bacara also has its own zero-edge, heated saline pool for adult-use only, along with separate women’s and men’s hydrotherapy whirlpool spas.

Our Cabana and Resort Pools feature expansive ocean views, along with their own heated saline hydrotherapy whirlpool spas. In addition, the Pool Bar features a fun menu including burgers, sandwiches, salads, and kids’ meals, as well as full bar service; open from 11:00 am until sunset.

Pool Bar Hours:

  • Bar – 11:00 am – Close
  • Happy Hour – 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm

*Hours may vary by season

Pool Menu

Pool Cocktails


Cabana Rentals:
Twenty-five private pool cabanas are available, including wireless Internet access, phone outlets, food and beverages with dedicated waiter service, along with bottled water and a fresh fruit amenity, the perfect place for relaxation or entertaining. 

  • Full-day rental for a lower cabana: $250
  • Full-day rental for an upper cabana: $150
  • For cabana reservations, please email or call 805-571-3012

Please note: use of the resort’s cabanas and swimming pools are available to overnight guests only. Day passes are not offered.


Local Beaches

Much of what makes Bacara such a magical place is its unique location between the Pacfic Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains. As one of the most luxurious of Santa Barbara resorts on the beach, we’ve devised some wonderful opportunities for you to get your feet wet:

  • Surf Boards and body boards
  • Exclusive sailboat, yacht or catamaran excursions
  • Surfing, Windsurfing and Para-gliding
  • Whale watching
  • Horseback riding
  • Oceanfront biking trails


Chumash Nature Trail

Bacara Resort & Spa has partnered with local Chumash artists, weavers, writers, photographers and herbalists to install a self-guided Chumash Nature Trail on property. Stroll through the quarter-mile trail while enjoying informative signs that demonstrate the uses of specific plants in Chumash culture, all of which grow onsite at Bacara. The trail head is located adjacent to The Bistro patio.