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Goleta Beach

5986 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
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A long sandy beach near Goleta Point.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good43%
  • 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 6 reviews
"long pier"
in 3 reviews
"oyster bar"
in 2 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

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

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Reviewed 10 January 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 7 January 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 7 December 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 19 October 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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Reviewed 3 October 2017

It's easy to park, easy to access, and usually pretty clean! I enjoy walking the pier if I don't have the right footwear for sand-walking. I've had picnics there in the past, and barbecues. It's got great views of the coastline above and below the...More

Thank Linda W
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

you'd think that a town that appears to be 95% mexican you'd find good mexican fare . Not!!! the hacienda res. was beyond horrible,portions kindegarden size,chile relleno hard chili undercooked no egg batter,tried second res. ordered 9.70$ 3 enchiladas mozzarella cheese [i asked] cafeteria food...More

Thank Stephen S
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

If you are an ocean swimmer, this is the best beach swim on the coast between San Luis Bay and La Jolla. The water is warmer by as much as 5 degrees versus beaches north and south. Even on no -storm big wave days, entry...More

2  Thank CAPTAINCUISINE
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

My favorite part about this place is there are benches very close to the water. When sitting, you get to see the never-ending ocean accompanied by blue sky and sun. The breeze adds to the scene, and it is also a great place to just...More

17  Thank Miranda C
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Plenty of free parking.
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