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Santa Barbara Hikes

Goleta Beach to IV and Ellwood Directions

Goleta Beach Directions

From the Mission, corner of Laguna and Los Olivos Street in Santa Barbara...

Get on US 101 going northbound by taking Laguna St. to Mission St. (toward the ocean).

Turn right on Mission St.

Follow Mission St. to the freeway and take US 101 north.

Take the UCSB/Airport Exit.

Exit on Sanspit Rd., the route to the airport. Turn left.

Goleta Beach parking lot is the next right.

If you want to park at UCSB, don't get off on Sanspit. Stay on the highway to the UCSB kiosk. Parking on the weekend is $2. Parking is more the rest of the week. You can ask for more information from the kiosk if it is staffed.

Pasing the kiosk, take the very next left turn. Careful of traffic here if you are trying to merge from the right lane. People are crazy around here.

Drive to near the end of the road until you see a parking lot on your right. Park here. If this one is full, you may be able to take the next right turn and find some places near the dorms. But you won't have much luck during the school year.

Be very careful of parking at UCSB. They are very strict.