Montecito has an area of approximately 9 square miles and the boundaries are on the north by East Camino Cielo Rd., on the east by Ortega ridge Rd. and Ladera Lane and on the south by the ocean. Montecito is situated, by the ocean, in a way that the climate is cooler, which adds to the lush vegetation and mature landscape. Residents enjoy hiking, biking or going to some of the most pristine beaches: beautiful Fernald Point, Hammonds, where the waves break for surfing, and Butterfly beach for long beach walks. Shopping and dining are conveniently located, in either the upper or lower villages.