Current Water Quality Information



Beach Status Legend

This map reflects the current status of Santa Barbara County beaches from El Capitan to Rincon. Santa Barbara Channelkeeper collaborates with the County of Santa Barbara, Department of Environmental Health to collect and upload weekly water quality information into Swim Guide. Click on individual placemarks to learn more about each of the Santa Barbara County beaches.

Swim Guide is an online and smart phone app to help beachgoers, swimmers, surfers and boaters find healthy stretches of sand and coastal waters for more than 400 beaches in California and more than 1,300 beaches in North America. To download the Swim Guide smart phone app, please visit the Swim Guide App.