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Address: 5986 Sandspit Road, Goleta, CA 93117
Phone Number: 805-967-1300
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8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Activities: Hiking
Description: A long sandy beach near Goleta Point.

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Nice clean beach

Enjoyed a walk on the beach here. Plenty of room/tables to enjoy a picnic. Nice grassy area along side the sandy beach. Free parking. Pier to wonder out on. Nearby restaurant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Gloria S
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Englewood, Colorado
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Santa Barbara, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to walk and watch birds. The waves are usually comfortable. The water can be cloudy and there is sometimes tar on the beach

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Englewood, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Enjoyed a walk on the beach here. Plenty of room/tables to enjoy a picnic. Nice grassy area along side the sandy beach. Free parking. Pier to wonder out on. Nearby restaurant even.

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Miami, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is a really nice beach to walk on, as well as sit and watch the waves (there are several park benches scattered around). There is plenty of parking, so if you work close by, you can zip over and catch an amazing sunset after work.

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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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134 reviews 134 reviews
61 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

A small, beautiful park, great for watching and photographing various species of birds in their natural habitat, along with a very decent beach. On the horizon oil platforms, incidentally visible in the sand beach with some nodules of crude oil! With a good car park (free), greats sunsets and early mornings. It has a good bar / beach restaurant, but... More 

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Fremont, California
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2,276 reviews 2,276 reviews
1,391 attraction reviews
1,312 helpful votes 1,312 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

On our drive back up the California Coast, we stopped at this park. It has a nice pier, nice area for walking with good views of the ocean, and nice area for picnics.

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Upland, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Beautiful and romantic. Great for walks along the beach. Wonderful in the morning and at sunset. Soothing of the mind comes naturally on this fabulous beach.

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Goleta, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is the best family beach I know of. The sand is backed by a deep lawn and there is a nice kids play area. Parking is usually plentiful. This is, however an exposed beach, not a bay, so the waves can be a bit real. Rarely are they dangerous. Bring what you need. There are no stores.

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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107 reviews 107 reviews
16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

You have to look for this little spot beyond a twisting road behind the airport next to UCSB. There is a beachfront cafe and a sturdy pier great for strolling. Yeah, there's some tar. Get some Wesson Oil and get over it. Nice mountain view from the pier. Love it.

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Westlake Village, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The beach was a bit rocky and crowded (at least when we were there during Thanksgiving). The beach is basically a camp ground so you have deal with a large number of campers on holidays

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Pune, India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

One the best beach in Goleta, Santa Barbara. It has arrangement for sitting having food and shower. The water of the sea is also good. If you are from India the water might be cold for you.

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