Are Tourists Visiting Local Beaches?
By an edhat reader
It appears that since Santa Barbara currently has no beach parking restrictions or closures like many other SoCal counties, we are experiencing an influx of out of town visitors to our beaches during this oncoming heat wave.
Miramar and Butterfly Beach parking were at capacity, with a majority of cars being from out of the area based on observed license plate frames. There were Sprinter Vans parked ON the Coral Casino promenade finishing up their al fresco waterfront happy hour.
It is quite apparent that differing restrictions between counties are enticing folks to frolic in the less restricted regions.