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Help clean Goleta beaches and lakes!

Coastal Cleanup Day is Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 9 to Noon. Please Save the Date!

This page lists participating sites in Goleta.  For additional sites, please visit our main Coastal Cleanup Day page.

Goleta/Isla Vista Cleanup Sites

We clean some of your favorite places in and around Goleta!

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Ellwood Beach:

Meeting Place: At the top of Ellwood Mesa Bluffs at the chimney by the beach access (straight out from Ellwood Beach Drive). See a large picture of the chimney.
Beach Captain: Everett King
Organization: The City of Goleta
Parking: Timed parking is available on Coronado, Phelps, Ellwood Beach Drive, or at the Sperling Preserve. Walk or bike to the site.

Special Directions: Walk straight out on trail from Ellwood Beach Drive.  Do Not rely on Google Maps to find directions to this beach.  Be prepared to walk long distances to and from the site. We recommend bringing thick work gloves if you have them; this beach has lots of debris on it. 

Goleta Beach:

Meeting Place: At picnic tables to the right of the entrance.
Beach Captains: Stephen Dougherty
Organization:  Sierra Club Los Padres Chapter
Parking: Free parking is available in lot in Sandspit Road, next to beach. Walking or biking from UCSB's campus is encouraged.
Special Directions: Please be aware of other events going on at the beach and park.  Due to high tide, adjust areas of cleanup. 

Haskell's Beach:

Meeting Place: At the beach house, from the dirt path that starts at the tennis courts. See "Special Directions" below.
Beach Captains: Natalie Halushka and Otis Smith
Organization: Bacara Resort and Spa
Parking: Use the beach parking lot near Bacara's tennis courts.

Special Directions:  Enter the road off of Hollister Avenue that has a sign for Bacara on it and follow it for over a half mile. There will be a parking lot on your left marked by signs that say "Beach Access."

Isla Vista Streets:

Meeting Place:  Isla Vista Park and Recreaton District Office, 961 Embarcadero del Mar
Beach Captain:  Adam Porte
Organization:  Isla Vista Recreation and Park Adopt-a-Block
Parking:  Limited parking available at 976 Embarcadero del Mar.  Timed street parking also available.
Special Directions:  High tide may reduce beach cleanup area.

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