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Goleta County Beach

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Address: 5986 Sandspit Road, Goleta, CA 93117
Phone Number: 805-967-1300
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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A long sandy beach near Goleta Point.

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Great beach at mid or low tide.

Great beach. Visited at mid tide and there was plenty of room to roam. High tide wasn't as walking friendly but still very pretty ocean views. Next time we'll try the cafe!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to park and access, not overly crowded, flat and wide, good sand, nice restaurant onsite,good mix of locals and some tourists, some basic facilities (picnic tables, benches).

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Healy
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The beach is washing away so they had a dozer and three dump trucks running constantly to replace sand. The pier was nice if you can get to it through the construction.

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Thank William F
Goleta, California
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

An easy access, easy parking beach in Santa Barbara County that is never crowded and even has BBQ facilities!!!! On the other side of the pier, you can walk to wear the slough meets the ocean and watch the water birds gather at dusk... one of my favorite places for contemplation and peace and quiet. With the Beachside restaurant location... More 

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Thank QLPanek
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Too many other areas with beach access to waste my time here again. Convenience was the only thing going for it. Take a 5 minute drive and explore the real Beaty of California beaches like the one in this picture less than 10 minutes away.

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Thank Devildog8411
Seattle
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66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Great beach. Visited at mid tide and there was plenty of room to roam. High tide wasn't as walking friendly but still very pretty ocean views. Next time we'll try the cafe!

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Thank cd-seattle
Reno, Nevada
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49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This beach offers a great view of the mountains as well as the sea. There are often volleyball games going on. The park offers picnic tables and BBQs. There is a pier for fishing or just walking. They have a snack bar. Enjoy a day outdoors.

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Thank Rob A
Santa Barbara, California
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87 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Yogi Berra has nothing to do with this beach, so don't go there! Especially don't go to the east side of the pier, where you can walk your dog without a leash, and there are very few people. We've been going to this beach for years with our dogs, so please don't join us. If you do go there's plenty... More 

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Thank JimFitz210
Santa Barbara, California
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81 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Goleta beach is our go to beach. Waves aren't too big and the sand is always clean. The people are just right. There are showers there's a restaurant there's a place to buy beer and there's also a playground for the kids.

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Thank Dutchman101
London, United Kingdom
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402 reviews
216 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This beach is lovely. The pier is cool, the sand is golden and the sea is refreshing. There is plenty of parking and also areas to rent, for example BBQs which are prepared and available for anyone to use. A great place for a day out, especially if you have your family with you.

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Thank Amy B
Visalia, California, United States
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51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I opted to hang out here while waiting for my little brother to enroll in classes at UCSB. It is literally a 5 minute drive from there… parking a plenty. I can't wait to go back… the beach is beautiful and the park is nice to have kids hanging out. Picnic tables are available so it is possible to make... More 

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