Goleta Beach Trail
ElevationAscent: 42' 13 m
Descent: -34' -10 m
High: 28' 8 m
Low: 8' 2 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 3% (2°)
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“Hike along the sandy beachfront from Goleta Beach to Isla Vista Beach.”— John McKinney
Family Friendly While they will certainly enjoy it, kids might not make it very far down the beach when they have the option to play in the sand.
Continuing on the trail further up-shore, you can hike on the beach around Campus Point if the tide is still low enough. After hiking slightly further, you'll reach the sandy and beautiful Isla Vista Beach. The trail then continues for the length of this beach before terminating in an Isla Vista residential area.
Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store.
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ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Flora & Fauna
Land Manager: Santa Barbara County Parks