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Goleta Beach

5986 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
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Beginner or Intermediate Mountain Bike Tour of Santa Barbara
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A long sandy beach near Goleta Point.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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5986 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
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"plenty of parking"
in 9 reviews
"free parking"
in 6 reviews
"nice restaurant"
in 4 reviews
"easy access"
in 5 reviews
"long pier"
in 3 reviews
"picnic tables and grills"
in 2 reviews
"college students"
in 3 reviews
"great bird watching"
in 2 reviews
"short visit"
in 2 reviews
"your feet"
in 4 reviews
"ucsb campus"
in 3 reviews
"santa barbara"
in 7 reviews
"get away"
in 3 reviews
"fishing"
in 15 reviews
"sand"
in 24 reviews
"playground"
in 7 reviews
"ocean"
in 17 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful and serene beach. Large beach park with kid slides and climbing structures, bathrooms and lot of picnic tables. Near by bike path that can take you all the way to Santa Barbara or the edge of Goleta.

Thank Nadia E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, there's sand, but there are also a lot of rocks so it's not really a swimming beach. But it is a great family destination. There are plenty of places to picnic - under a pavillion, in the grass, on the many tables. There is...More

Thank MSH444
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful place to sit out and stare at the ocean, hear are the waves, look at the pier, watch the birds, and at the same time the beach is under restoration. It really does need help and so I hope they get...More

Thank PilotMichael
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

Great place to spend the day on the beach or on the pier fishing . Has been my go to spot for years. spent many a day as a kid on the beach and on the pier...

Thank chipstar132018
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Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Nice beach with access to bike trail but not much beach to walk on. Found walking trail after walked around. The beach had a bit of construction due to mud slides

Thank TacomaTraveler2013
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Reviewed February 10, 2018

The grass was green and picnic areas clean. Beach had a lot of debris because of the flood that just happened.

Thank chavman34
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Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

Goleta Beach has gone to hell. I used to be able to sit in my car and eat lunch. Last time I tried this, I was stalked by a sketchy man. The parking lot is regularly full of people drinking and getting stupid. I watched...More

1  Thank Michelle G
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Reviewed January 6, 2018

We were headed elsewhere but decided to try this location. Turned out to be perfect! There are no parking meters and plenty of picnic tables and benches to sit and watch the water. Plus it's very close to the shoreline and has restrooms. It's within...More

Thank compcrzy
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Reviewed December 7, 2017

Beautiful beach with a long pier. Nice spot to walk and observe wildlife. Many people were fishing off the pier. Nice restaurant located near the pier with beautiful water views.

Thank foodlvrTucson
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Reviewed October 18, 2017

I love beaches in general and this is on my top 5. The little time I get away from work I like to get away and sit by this beach

Thank HiWi T
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Karen D
May 24, 2016|
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Plenty of free parking.
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