Summerland is a beautiful
community that resides on the Pacific Coast between the cities of
Carpinteria and Santa Barbara. Its colorful hillside buildings and
Big Yellow House restaurant are visible from State Highway 101 a
few miles south of Santa Barbara.
Founded in 1889 by rancher
Harry L. Williams, the town attracted a unique population because
of his interest in the supernatural as he invited others to join
him. The Big Yellow House which, like many original buildings in
town rumored to have ghosts, was built in 1884 as the founder's
A coastal community that
has survived its less glorious past during the oil booming days is
now unique town worth visiting with its beautiful Miramar Beach
that has regained is natural scenic beauty.