Goleta Beach Park
Goleta Beach Park is an excellent sunbathing and fishing area with almost a mile of sandy beach, right off the 217 West exit on Sandspit Road. It is a day use park offering picnic facilities, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, playground equipment, dressing rooms, restrooms, a snackbar and the famous Beachside Bar-Cafe Restaurant. There are also boat launching facilities and a jet ski area.
El Capitan State Beach
10 Refugio Beach Rd.
Goleta, CA 93117
El Capitan accommodates travelers and vacationers with 140 campsites with tables, fire rings, and restrooms with hot pay-showers nearby. A 1.5 mile bike paths connects El Capitan with to Refugio State Beach.
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Refugio State Beach
10 Refugio Beach Rd
Goleta, CA 93117
Refugio State Beach has a group camp and 85 family camp sites which are situated adjacent to Refugio Creek and the Pacific Ocean. The beautiful palm lined beach is visible from Highway 101 at Refugio Road about 15 miles west of old town Goleta.
Gaviota State Park
567-5013 or 968-1033
Gaviota State Park is the largest park in the District, with over 2,000 acres of backcountry. Access for hiking or riding into the oak woodland and chaparral covered hills is by dirt fire roads and hiking trails. The park is adjacent to the Los Padres National Forest. The beach campground at Gaviota accommodates 38 R.V. campers and 18 tent campers. The campground is currently operated on a first-come, first-served basis. Fishing and boating are popular activities at Gaviota where the public fishing pier is equipped with a small electric boat hoist launching facility.
Devereaux Beach, commonly known as Sands, is only accessible on foot or bicycle. It is a local surf spot, great for running and soaking up the sun, and neighbors the Coal Oil Point Reserve.