Mesa, a Spanish word meaning “table” has been applied to the flat beach fronting the ocean since the mission days. The Mesa is one of the oldest historical areas in the city, however, it is one of your youngest residential districts.
Mesa style is “casual beach” with a carefree sophistication. It is home to the area’s only Lighthouse and in close proximity to the beautiful campus of the highly regarded Santa Barbara City College. Its fabulous Shoreline Park is a perfect setting for recreation, picnics and scenic strolls.
Adding to its alluring appeal, the Mesa exists in a microclimate of sorts with temperatures approximately 10 degrees cooler in the summer and 10 degrees warmer in the winter.