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Goleta Beach - Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Where can I rent a kayak?
  2. Where can I find a bait a tackle shop around Goleta?
  3. Are dogs allowed on the beach?
  4. How far away is Lake Cachuma from Goleta Beach?
  5. Where can I see other sculptures by George Rhoads like the Windamajig at Goleta Beach?


1. Where can I rent a kayak?

Paddle Sports Center Goleta Beach, (Channel Island Outfitters), by the ranger station across from the restaurant off Sandspit Road, Goleta, CA (805) 617-3015. Open every day in the summer 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Sea Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA
Single and tandem kayaks, 3-hour and full day rentals; but you must kayak around Santa Barbara Harbor. Kayaks cannot be transported to another location.

Channel Islands Kayak Center, 3600 S. Harbor Blvd., Ste. 2-108, Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, CA
Single and tandem kayaks, 1-hour, half day, and full day rentals; but you must kayak around Channel Islands Harbor.


2. Where can I find a bait a tackle shop around Goleta?

Frank's Bait and Tackle is located on Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara.

Hook, Line and Sinker, 4010 Calle Real, Santa Barbara.


3. Are dogs allowed on the beach?

Yes, dogs are allowed as long as they are on leash.


4. How far away is Lake Cachuma from Goleta Beach?

Lake Cachuma is only 23 miles away via Highway 154.


5. Where can I see other sculptures by George Rhoads like the Windamajig at Goleta Beach?

In California find his sculptures at Los Angeles International Airport and the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose.
George Rhoads' Sculptures


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