Goleta Beach Park
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The Santa Barbara County Park Commission held a special meeting on July 13, 2017 to give the community an update on the status of the Beach and Park Management of Goleta Beach County Park. View Infomational Presentation.
In response to major storm events in January and February 2017, the California Coastal Commission approved Emergency Permits for the County of Santa Barbara to install rock revetments along approximately 948 feet of Goleta Beach Park and perform repairs to the base of Goleta Pier. The emergency rock was installed to help prevent major flooding and damage to park infrastructure, including sanitary sewer, electrical and water lines, recreational facilities, a restaurant, parking lot, and two restrooms. Review and analysis of the temporary emergency protective measures are currently in process.
CA Coastal Commission Emergency Permit G-4-17-0013 (2-14-17)
CA Coastal Commission Emergency Permit G-4-17-0013 (2-22-17))
Reservable Areas: includes $15 non-refundable reservation fee.
Known for its long fishing pier and sunbathing beaches, these 29 acres are often a destination for bicyclists on the area's paved trail system. Between the lively restaurant and BBQ picnic areas are volleyball, horseshoes and children's playgrounds.
BBQ Grills, Beach Access, Benches or Picnic Tables, Bike Trails, Bird Watching, Boating, Fishing, Group Picnic Areas, Horseshoes, Playground, Restaurant or Snacks, Restrooms, Swimming, art in the park, seasonal lifeguards.
Santa Barbara County Parks is proud to offer a free-of-charge beach wheelchair at this location. The wheelchairs were acquired through the California Coastal Commission's Whale Tail Grants Program. Reservations are recommended prior to your visit.
Please call (805) 967-1300 or (805) 729-7508.
The 1,500-foot pier in Goleta Beach County Park provides boaters, fishermen, and families out for a stroll, an engaging view of the Pacific coast. The Goleta Pier boat launch is available for public use on weekends and holidays. The park's resident ranger must be in attendance to facilitate the launch. To make arrangements call (805) 967-1300 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The launch fee is $20.00 ($10.00 for seniors).
Paddle Sport Center is an authorized concessionaire that provides Kayaks, Stand-Up Paddle Board Rentals, Lessons, and Tours from Goleta Beach County Park. Open Seasonally from 10am-6pm, will open outside of normal hours by reservation only. (805) 617-3425 | www.paddlesportsca.com
Goleta Beach User Survey:
The Goleta Beach Recreational User Survey was performed over five weekend days in March and April of 2015 and randomly polled 494 visitors enjoying Goleta Beach County Park during 40 hours of survey work. The survey was conducted for the Santa Barbara County Community Services Department, Parks Division, under the auspices of the Santa Barbara County Trails Council. The Parks Division has a long standing history of providing outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities at Goleta Beach County Park. For information about the use of Goleta Beach Park check out the following video: https://youtu.be/r1zpgeW9UfE
In 1949, the Federal Government granted Goleta Beach Park to Santa Barbara County. In 1953, the County granted the Park to the State of California. The State granted it back to the County in 1970.
From Hwy 217 leading to the Santa Barbara Airport and UCSB, exit at Sandspit road. Or from Hollister Avenue, take Fairview Avenue to Sandspit Road. Bike paths lead to the park, and city buses stop here.
8:00 AM to Sunset
Electricity; water; full; 45 yds. from restrooms; 140 yds. from playground.
Electricity; water; 80 yds. from restrooms; 100 yds. from playground.
Partial shade; 100 yds. from restrooms; 45 yds. from playground.
Water; 25 yds. from restrooms; 15 yds. from playground.