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Goleta Beach Park

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Fishing, Bird Watching, Biking Trails, Healthy/Active, Green
Goleta Beach Park, Goleta, CA
URL: Goleta Beach Park  Phone: 805-568-2465

Activity Overview

Goleta Beach Park is a Santa Barbara County park in Goleta, which is just a short drive from the city of Santa Barbara. This 29-acre public park is known for its beautiful sandy beach and its long fishing pier. It also provides paved cycling trails, picnic areas with barbecues, a playground, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, seasonal lifeguards, and dining options that include a restaurant and a cafe. All of these features have made Goleta Beach the most popular Santa Barbara County Park.

Things to Do

  • Stretch out on the sand and soak up some sun or go swimming in the ocean.
  • Gather some friends and family and enjoy a game or two of volleyball on one of the courts!
  • Go for a scenic family bike ride though the park along its extensive paved trails and enjoy the ocean views.
  • Try a new activity like kayaking - rentals are available at the park.
  • Play a game of horseshoes - it's a great activity for visitors of all ages.

Goleta Beach Park Insider Tips

  • Bring along some food and have a picnic on the beach! The park has numerous picnic tables, as well as grills that you're welcome to use if you want to barbecue.
  • If you don't have a fishing license, go fishing on the fishing pier, where they aren't required.
  • Make sure to bring towels or blankets to lay out on the beach - it often has lot of kelp and seaweed on it.
  • Pick up a snack or a refreshing drink from the beach cafe when you get thirsty.
  • Keep an eye out for wildlife like dolphins, which occasionally appear in the water near the pier.

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