Monday, August 29, 2016

Haskell's Beach

Another Goleta beach is Haskell's Beach near the Bacara. This might win an award for cleanest beach because of its proximity to the hotel. 

Directions: If you are headed "north" on 101, exit Winchester Canyon and head straight onto Calle Real, turn left onto Cathedral Oaks over the freeway and a quick right onto Hollister Ave. Follow Hollister until you see a sign that says beach access and points you to a parking lot near the Bacara tennis courts. Follow the footpath down to the beach. More info.

There are bathrooms (although they might be demolished soon). 
There are mostly calm waves.
It is generally not crowded though we have seen an increase this year.
There are showers (although they might be demolished soon).
There is a snack shop open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

There is a walk to the beach from the parking lot.
This is out of the way for most people.
Parking is limited on a busy day. Parking and walking to the beach it is not easy to socially distance.
Sometimes access is tricky.

Looking west toward the Bacara Hotel.

Looking east toward Santa Barbara.

Beach house with showers and bathrooms

Beach House on the Water

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