|Barbara Radisavlejvic, Paso Robles, CA, USA|
Summerland is one of my favorite beaches. It's located in Santa Barbara County. The beach can be accessed from Lookout Park. It's right off Interstate 101 if you are coming from the north. It makes a wonderful rest stop near Santa Barbara, since it has restrooms, a picnic area, a place to wash your dog, a playground, and benches in a grassy area. There's even a hiking trail. Best of all, it's free, and that includes the parking.