Restoring the jewel of East Beach

The renovation of the Cabrillo Pavilion will restore this historic public building and transform it into an accessible and modern year-round recreation and social center for active Santa Barbara life.


What the renovation project will add to the Santa Barbara beach experience

From health and wellness, via accessible high-quality fitness facilities, to structured programs, promoting healthy activity and outdoor leisure, our vision for the future is bright. 


  • Restored historic architectural features
  • Upgraded building systems, seismic retrofitting, and outdoor lighting
  • Modern locker rooms and showers
  • Multipurpose fitness areas and meeting rooms
  • ADA-compliant accessibility
  • Indoor elevator
  • Enhanced outdoor spaces
  • Family changing rooms
  • Casual beachfront restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining
  • Modern catering kitchen
  • Public lounges and terraces
  • Beach boardwalk
  • Outdoor showers
  • Ample bicycle parking
  • Sand areas for beach sports and beach equipment rentals


  • Expanded activities, classes, and camps
  • Longer operating hours; weekend staffing
  • Venue for outdoor sporting events and beach festivals
  • Safe, convenient meeting place for groups
  • Indoor receptions, trainings, conferences, and large special events
  • Year-round youth programs including costal education, ocean awareness and beach sports

Upper Floor Street Level

A Cabrillo Boulevard Entrance
B Entry Lounge
C Event Room
D Enclosed (Indoor) Terrace
E Restroom
F Storage
G Restroom
H West (Outdoor) Terrace
I East (Outdoor) Terrace
J Catering Kitchen
K Storage
L Elevator

The upper floor will provide an affordable beachside event center for celebrations, meetings, retreats, and cultural programs. A restored entry lounge, an enhanced event space, and an updated terrace with a striking ocean view the improvements to the upper level will renew the Pavilion as the destination for community gatherings and celebrations.

Lower Floor Beach Level

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A Multi-Purpose Fitness/Gym
B Lobby/Beach Lounge
C Reception Area
D Multi-Purpose Room
E Family Changing Rooms
F Men’s Showers and Locker Room
G Women’s Showers and Locker Room
H Men’s Restroom
I Lifeguard/Program Office
J Elevator
K Restaurant/Café Area
L Multi-Purpose Room
M Program Storage
N Restroom
O Women’s Restroom
P Barbecue Area
Q East Entrance
R Colonnade/Covered Walkway
S Portico
T East Beach Promenade
U Outdoor Showers
V Beach Boardwalk
W Playground
X Bike Parking

The ground-floor facilities will serve as a home base for beach fun, outdoor sports, ocean education, and a wide array of active pursuits. Through partnerships with youth organizations and athletic associations, the Pavilion will serve a broad cross section of Santa Barbarans year-round.

a Treasured Landmark

The renovated Cabrillo Pavilion will be a shining beacon on the shores of East Beach.

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