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A long sandy beach near Goleta Point.
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5986 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beach was close and free with ample parking. Advisories were posted for bacteria in water and swimming wasn’t allowed- kind of a bummer. Cute doggies walking around. Beach has a lot of rocks, so you have to look for a spot. Fishing pier nearby...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a bit dirty and grimy, but there is a lot of space along either side and good places to sit and eat with a view of the ocean.

Thank Will T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay beach for a walk, especially down on the pier, but the parking lot was under construction and the water is off-limits because of bacteria!

Thank EhJay99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 June 2018

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
Reviewed 28 May 2018 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
Reviewed 24 April 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
Reviewed 20 March 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
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.

Thank chavman34
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

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