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