Goleta Beach Park
Goleta Beach is a good beach to go to because its usually not very crowded, parking is easy, and its easier to get in and out with children.
This beach is near the University and a good restaurant. Also there's a pier to walk on and a playground and picnic area.
Easy biking along the scenic bike path. Walk the pier then grab a bite at the Beachside Restaurant & Bar.
we love this beach, it's a walk/bike/run distance from out house along the bike path, and has grills, playgrounds and a huge expanse of beach to walk along.
“Miles of trails and bluffs. Great for running, walking and taking in the views. ”
“Beautiful place that overlooks the ocean, you get to walk through the Eucalyptus trees and see butterflies!”
“Great Taqueria -- no frills tacos with regular and interesting meat options ("cabeza" anyone?). They have two locations -- one nearby in goleta, and the other at the end of Chapala downtown. ”
“This is a small group of shops, movie theaters and restaurants. Farmers Market on Sunday mornings.”