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Goleta County Beach

5986 Sandspit Road, Goleta, CA 93117
805-967-1300
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Ranked #2 of 16 attractions in Goleta
Type: Beaches
Activities: Hiking
Description: A long sandy beach near Goleta Point.
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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86 reviews 86 reviews
32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Lovely area and well-maintained park. It was never crowded and we could actually enjoy our beach books and little picnic in peace. And the best part is that it was so close to the house!

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Santa Barbara, California
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183 reviews 183 reviews
23 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I really enjoy this park. When you enter, go right for beaches and bbq and hanging out. Go right for the Beachside Cafe & Bar and the pier. I like walking the pier here because the weather is usually nice and there are lots of fishermen to watch. To the far left is another quiet beach with no bbq or... More

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Watertown, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

nice place to watch the sunset. great place to walk along at a leisurley pace...just watch out for the tar balls.

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Los Olivos, Ca
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A sandy swath, a generous greensward, an endless pier, good food, free parking, restrooms. Something for everyone here, a great day use beach adjacent to UCSB. Dogs okay on leash.

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Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
43 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This borders UCSB, and gives a real nice view of the campus from the pier. It's clean and open, plenty of space.

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Goleta
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Nice beach for walking not to mention the pier. Currently part of the area is fenced off for restoration. Lots of seaweed piles on the beach. Too many pigeons on the pier. However the estuary has lots of shore birds. BBQ facilities and children's play structures make this family friendly. On a clear day, the reward is views down the... More

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new jersey
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310 reviews 310 reviews
56 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

so pretty with a pier a restaurant and plenty of parking. I was suprised it is about 5 minutes from the Santa Barabar airport and such a nice beach.

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

It was nice and quiet, plenty of parking. A Jetty you could walk on and get a nice view of the sunset

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Poteau, Oklahoma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Beach had seaweed, sand coarser than Santa Rosa Beach FL. Water in the Pacific is cold by nature. Nice place for picnic though.

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Nice, long beach on the beautiful Pacific coast, just east of the UC Santa Barbara campus. Lots of space for picnicking, a pier, room for kayaking. Very nice, miles-long asphalt path for bikers (some of whom drive fast!) and joggers, who better stay to the right and wear bright clothing to be seen before the bikers roll past at 20... More

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