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Sharing the edge of a 330 acre preserve along the Santa Barbara Coast, the Bluffs community offers a unique setting, bordered on three sides by the Coronado Butterfly Preserve, the Pacific Ocean, and the Sandpiper Golf Course. This setting offers walking paths with wildflowers and birds, ocean breezes, and the privacy of a gated community. 


Butterfly Preserve

The Coronado Butterfly Preserve is located on the rim of the Ellwood Mesa. It offers a eucalyptus grove where several months of the year the trees are dripping with large clusters of Monarch Butterflies.  The public can view these beautiful creatures by walking the pathways to the trees starting in November each year, especially in their January mating season when they are most active.



Adjacent to the Bluffs, there is public access parking for hikers that wish to take the trails out the the Bluffs, overlooking the ocean, or to the Coronado Butterfly Grove, where they can view the Butterflies, starting in November each year. 

Trails go through the Ellwood Preserve, which is protected in perpetuity by the Land Preservation Trust.  There are trails that go along the coastline, where there is access directly to the beach.  

Ritz Carlton Bacara Resort & Spa


Santa Barbara's ultimate coastal resort, The Ritz Carlton Bacara is

a world-class resort offering restaurants, gym, spa, tennis courts, two pools and an amazing beachside location. Convenient to Bluffs' residents, it also offers memberships to the facilities.



Ellwood Elementary (K-6),

Goleta Valley Junior High (7-9),

Dos Pueblos High (10-12) 



The local beach is a treat for locals, especially those with active dogs and kids.  Freedom to run and play is available to all. 

Horseback Riding

Glen Annie Golf Course

Located in the Santa Ynez foothills above Goleta and UC Santa Barbara, the panoramic view of the Pacific and Channel Islands is most impressive. The course offers the public championship play and a level of service found only at the most prestigious golf clubs.

Sandpiper Golf Course

This was recently rated in Golf digest as one of the top 25 golf courses in the USA. Located 12 miles west of Santa Barbara, this course prides itself on returning to the classic tradition of golf. This 7,000-yard layout was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Several holes lie along the Pacific Ocean for a beautiful view. A few unexpected amenities include a sandstone fireplace on the first tee and fresh fruit stands throughout the course.

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