I want to recreate the swimming scenes in Gattaca
August 23, 2010 1:19 PM Subscribe
Where can I find long (1-2 miles?) open water swimming near Santa Barbara? Obviously, I know about the ocean.
posted by bluejayk to sports, hobbies, & recreation (4 answers total)
I'm new to the area and I'd love to find a place to go for a really long swim. To me, that means a mile, maybe a bit more. Something a little less would be good too. I haven't really gone swimming at any of the beaches here, I'm not sure which ones are good for swimming. Anyway, I'm not comfortable just going into the water and swimming really far since I'm never sure how far I've gone and I don't have any goal to visualize. I saw Lake Cachuma and thought that might be a great place to swim across, but it's prohibited there. Any other lakes? Any small islands off the coast of a beach I could swim to and then back? Anything within about an hour of SB would suit my purposes, I'd only want to do this maybe once a week.
Also, any recommendations for beaches/swimming in the area in general would be appreciated. I'm just getting to know SB and it is awesome.