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Goleta County Beach

Address: 5986 Sandspit Road, Goleta, CA 93117
Phone Number: 805-967-1300
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Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Goleta
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: A long sandy beach near Goleta Point.
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Activities: Hiking
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A long sandy beach near Goleta Point.

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Fremont, California
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2,086 reviews 2,086 reviews
1,276 attraction reviews
1,217 helpful votes 1,217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 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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Berkeley, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

What an amazing beach with miles of sand - must be careful for tides, as low tide is when you can walk for miles. Otherwise high tides make you scamper on the rocks!

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los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Everyone has ressponsible pet practices. The locals and visitors share the joy of dog ownership on the beaches.

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Goleta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Perfect for locals, easy access, no parking fees. Good for swimming, sun-bathing, fishing off the pier.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This is a great all-around beach, that has just about everything going for it except water warm enough for me. Great pier, beautiful beach, good food and close to UCSB.

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