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Goleta County Beach

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Address: 5986 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
Phone Number: 805-967-1300
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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A long sandy beach near Goleta Point.

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Nice beach with facilities for large parties and restaurant on the beach, large RV and overnight parking. Good mix of locals, some snowbirds camping, lots of young adults from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Brian M
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice beach with facilities for large parties and restaurant on the beach, large RV and overnight parking. Good mix of locals, some snowbirds camping, lots of young adults from the nearby University. Daytime was low key and the waves mellow, no lifeguards seen. Reported surfing nearby.

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London
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly the view across the ocean shows, as it does in much of California, a set of oil rigs — and this is a clue as to what you will experience on this beach. Tar. Easy enough to get off the feet — a nightmare to shift from clothes... be warned.

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Thank Manchipp
Modesto, California
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is very popular on weekends. It has group picnic areas (must be reserved in advance) picnic areas, jungle gyms for the kids, fishing from the pier, and you can walk the beach from here to UCSB.

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Thank Thomas N
Goleta, California, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Goleta Beach can't be beat! I've been coming here for half a century. The wharf is how it always has been. The only complaint is the bathrooms are wet and dirty.

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Thank goletagirl805
Santa Barbara, California
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My dog and I love this beach. Walks here are like spa treatments for us both. South of the beach park is one of the longest beach walks inSB county and it is.. Dog friendly! Never dissappoits . There is room for a long Sandy beach even when the tide is in.

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Thank SharonD_11
Garden Grove, United States
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

The beach was mellow and relaxing. Watch out for the tar, sticks to feet like glue. The water is good for swimming in summer. Hope to go back in the winter to surf here

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Thank Cory D
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We really enjoyed the quiet environment, cool breezes and warm sunshine. It was a beautiful beach to walk on with great views of the mountains, UCSB, and the coastline. We took a long walk south and saw a sick seal, a swimming pigeon that finally made it to shore, and a really weird man standing still at the south end... More 

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Thank Randy W
Thousand Oaks, California, United States
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70 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Parking is rough on weekends and holidays, so go early. The beach is family friendly, grassy areas for BBQ's. Fun to walk out on the pier past the pigeons and seagulls, see the channel islands out in the distance.

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Santa Barbara, California
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

This is a great place for a family BBQ at the beach, plenty of parking. The erosion fix is a bit problematic at the moment but don't let that deter you from a beautiful want out on the pier

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Santa Barbara, California
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

And there are a lot of options around here. What I love about it is the reserved picnic areas. I had 75 people at my party and there was still a lot of room left. What a place to have a large picnic! Great views, ocean swimming course, nice uncrowded beach, nearby parking. We also reserve area B for our... More 

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