The neighboring and famous Miramar Beach extends from Eucalyptus Lane eastward toward Summerland and ends at the Posilipo Lane Coastal Beach Access Point. Beyond Posilipo Lane is considered Fernald Point Beach, an area that is also an outlet for San Ysidro Creek. At Fernald Point Beach you will see remnants of an old cement groin built in the 1930s to trap sand and widen the beach. All the property inland of Fernald Point Beach is private luxury homes. Eastward, around Fernald Point and a few homes down, remnants of a second concrete groin mark the end of Fernald Point Beach. The old jetty divides Fernald Point Beach and Sharks Cove, and marks the turnaround point in your walk unless you choose to continue on to Summerland, assuming the tide is low enough to allow it.

  • Amenities: Restroom (outhouse) at nearest public access point
  • Activities: Beach Walking, Surfing
  • Dog Policy: Dogs allowed on leash

Like other beaches in Montecito, there are no facilities at Fernald Point Beach. The closest access point to Fernald Point Beach (1/3rd of a mile) is at Posilipo Lane but parking is limited. Even areas on the public street where you are legally entitled to park, have No Parking signs installed by property owners. It is hard to tell what is a legally-enforceable sign and what is not, though they are different in appearance. There are spaces for about a dozen cars near Posilipo Lane. If you can't find a spot, consider parking on Eucalyptus Lane and walking 2/3rds of a mile past Miramar Beach to Fernald Point Beach.

Fernald Point Beach is named after Judge Charles Fernald who purchased coastal property in the area in the 1880s. Judge Fernald later established the law firm now known as Price, Postel & Parma, the longest continuously run business in Santa Barbara.