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Goleta County Beach

5986 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
+1 805-967-1300
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A long sandy beach near Goleta Point.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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5986 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
+1 805-967-1300
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an easy bike ride from our hotel to the beach. The actual beach area is small. Several large cook and eat areas groups can take advantage of. Also saw kayaks you could rent? We took the coastal bike route to UCSB, which was...More

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a very convenient beach location and parking capacity is reasonable and free. The park area is pleasant enough, but there is a lot of construction material piled around that is a major eye sore.

Thank Ren A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go to the Goleta pier about once a week, I love the relaxing settiong and waching fisherman reel in their catch, is just so much fun and everyone is so friendly.

Thank Sandovab
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice quiet low-key beach to visit for someone wanting to get some sun or reading on the sand, or strolling on the sand. It is not a touristy beach such as Santa Monica Beach. It is mostly local residents and UCSB/CCSB...More

Thank MGN777
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Goleta Beach Oark was once a beautiful place for family outings, picnics and celebrations. Picnic tables and grills remain, but all traces of grass are gone, leaving only dirt. The shoreline has been eroded and so in order to get down to the beach one...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Simple, undeveloped, natural. Sand is pleasant if not very wide. Oil slicks are natural and therefore acceptable...

Thank danpoenaru
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I grew up playing at Goleta Beach often. It has a playground, ample parking, many grassy picnic areas, a long shore to walk on, a long pier, and restaurant available. My only negative would be that some of the parties get kinda loud on weekends...More

Thank janahn875
Reviewed 21 June 2017

You can have pic nics, celebrations, grand BBQs, kayak, paddle board, enjoy the kids playground with little ones, take a beautiful sunset walk for an hour or more towards town, or towards campus point, and catch all the surfing going on at the point, in...More

Thank doris s
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Made a brief stop here before flying home. The beach is narrow but it's clean, plenty of parking, just a short drive from the highway.

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Been going to it for over 25 years. There is a playground for children, a pier to walk on and fish from.

Thank travellingmom_31
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Karen D
24 May 2016|
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Response from Reiling | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of free parking.