The Mesa stretches approximately 2.5 miles from Santa Barbara City College to Arroyo Burro County Beach or “Hendry’s Beach”, as the locals know it. The Mesa has an eclectic residential population with some people who’ve lived there, since Mesa homes were built, in the early part of the century, to college students and to new owners looking to expand and improve their homes. A coastal bluff , Shoreline Park, runs down the coastline for approximately 15 acres and has pathways, benches, barbeques, and a playground for kids. The Santa Barbara City College is nearby, as are shopping and restaurants. Access to the beach is available with several beach favorites: Mesa Lane, Thousand Steps, Hendry’s and West Beach.