Over ninety years of Santa Barbara vitality.
A Treasured Landmark
Where the community came to celebrate
After it was built, the Cabrillo Pavilion was considered one of the finest examples of a municipal public recreation facility in California. The Pavilion helped establish East Beach as the beach of the public, a beach all in Santa Barbara would enjoy. It anchored the area and became the community’s place to celebrate.
Over ninety years of Santa Barbara vitality
Integral to the development of Santa Barbara’s community vitality, the facility acted as a cultural destination for generations of family and friends. It even supported the war effort during World War II.
The birth of beach volleyball and competitive swimming
Generations of Santa Barbara’s athletes, from lifeguards to volleyball players and triathlon athletes, have honed their skills on the shores of East Beach.
Each summer, our community’s children have come to the Cabrillo Pavilion and East Beach to learn vital ocean safety skills and enjoy healthy outdoor activity.