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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.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“free parking” (5 reviews)
“easy access” (6 reviews)
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5986 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
+1 805-967-1300
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 18 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
Reviewed 2 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
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
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

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
Reviewed 9 August 2017 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 9 August 2017

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 8 August 2017

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 20 July 2017 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
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Karen D
24 May 2016|
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Response from Reiling | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of free parking.