Renowned for its incredible Mediterranean climate, Santa Barbara is both an award winning wine producing region known throughout the world, and a foodie paradise. Dozens of excellent restaurants featuring locally produced cuisine as well as regional wineries and tasting rooms are within a short distance from The Blue Sands Inn. For outdoor enthusiasts, the beaches of Santa Barbara offer an endless playground for surfing, kayaking, volleyball, and swimming. There are also excellent whale watching trips, sunset cruises, and trips out to the Channel Islands. For hikers, the Santa Ynez mountains offer hundreds of miles of trails that lead to incredible waterfalls, rock formations, and canyons, all within easy access to The Blue Sands.