The University of California, Santa Barbara has a BEAUTIFUL beachside campus. One of my favorite parts of campus is the area near the lagoon. There are some hiking paths you can take around the lagoon, and some paths that lead from the lagoon up to the bluffs that overlook the ocean. It's a really nice place to take a walk. In the morning hours, you'll often see the rowing team out practicing on the lagoon, too! This picture is a bit dark, so it doesn't completely do this area justice. There are lots of birds, and during certain times of year you can see quite a few Monarch butterflies fluttering around as they make their way to or from a nearby grove where they overwinter.