Montecito’s Miramar Beach loved by the Kardashians And Rebel Wilson

CELEBRITIES travel the world, going to the most amazing holiday destinations and seaside resorts that the globe has to offer – but nothing is quite like home.

Montecito is known as a celebrity enclave with the rich and famous putting down roots in the Californian coastal town.

And when they aren’t starring in movies, posing for fashion shoots or rocking out on the main stage, they are hitting the local Miramar Beach.

The beautiful, pristine seaside hotspot sits just minutes from Santa Barbara and is a hotbed for the biggest stars.

California's Miramar Beach is well-known celebrity haunt with Rebel Wilson among its famous visitors (Credit: Rosewood Miramar Beach)
California’s Miramar Beach is well-known celebrity haunt with Rebel Wilson among its famous visitors (Credit: Rosewood Miramar Beach)

Unsurprisingly in the Golden state, it is a haven by the sea with incredible houses lining the beach on one side and the Pacific Ocean waters on the other perfect for everyone.

Surfers regularly flock to Miramar Beach to catch the waves, while nearer the shoreline, the water is calm enough for people of all ages to swim.

It has become a particularly popular spot for the Kardashians, namely Kourtney, who regularly visits with her husband Travis Barker.

The Blink-182 drummer proposed to the reality TV star on the sands of Miramar Beach in October 2021, dropping down on one knee surrounded by red roses and white candles.

With beautiful sunsets and waters perfect for surfing and swimming, it is no surprise celebrities flock to the Santa Barbara coast (Credit: Rosewood Miramar Beach)
With beautiful sunsets and waters perfect for surfing and swimming, it is no surprise celebrities flock to the Santa Barbara coast (Credit: Rosewood Miramar Beach)

The couple returned a year later and husband and wife to enjoy the incredible Santa Barbara waters again and bought a beach house for nearly £12m ($14.5m) that same month to become residents to the area.

During both visits, Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker stayed at Rosewood Hotel’s five-star resort that sits on the Miramar Beach oceanfront – but they were not the only famous names to be present at their engagement.

Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson recorded the wonderful moment, having also been a guest at the hotel at the time.

Yet, despite being connected to a gated community and numerous celebrities visiting the Californian seaside hub, Miramar Beach is open to the public and popular among visitors.

Anne told TripAdvisor: “We loved the fact that there were not many people on this beach, especially not in the mornings, and we enjoyed calm and peaceful morning walks where the only other people on the beach where the one walking their dogs.

“Be aware that dogs are not kept in a leash on this beach, so it is probably not the right place if you are afraid of the dogs.

“But being an animal lover, I loved seeing all the dogs playing around and enjoying themselves.”

So if you want to walk in the footsteps of the rich and extremely famous, Miramar Beach sits at the southern point of the Montecito community, while other celebrity haunts East Beach and Butterfly Beach are just minutes away in a car.

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker stayed Rosewood's resort on Miramar Beach oceanfront for their engagement (Credit: Rosewood Miramar Beach)
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker stayed Rosewood’s resort on Miramar Beach oceanfront for their engagement (Credit: Rosewood Miramar Beach)