Goleta Beach Park

Lunch at the beach?
Let’s ride to Beachside Cafe in Goleta Beach Park.

Explore the Westside

Out and back, from The Dolphin Fountain at the beach, it’s a 20-mile round-trip route from downtown Santa Barbara to Goleta Beach Park, half off-road.

Experience Level

Everyone will enjoy the quiet Obern Trail. You can have a conversation while you ride and you can ride 2-abreast.

The Route

Some cyclists won’t want to come back – your destination and the route there are sublime, so take your time.

It’s 20-miles, out and back, from Santa Barbara to Goleta Beach Park. The miles seem to fly by when you’re off-road on the very flat Obern Trail.

Watch for the Vitamin D overdose symptoms – big smiles as you sample food, wine and beer at The Beachside Cafe.

When to go

Go mid-week and depart around 10:30am as the restaurant can get busy at lunchtime.

Budget 3 hours, one to get there, one to linger, and one on the way back – what an afternoon!

Photo credits: Frank Peters