6550 Del Playa Dr, Goleta, CA 93117, USA
Located in the town of Isla Vista, El Embarcadero Beach Access is a mile long and two miles wide beach on the southwest side of Santa Barbara Airport. El Embarcadero Beach Access is a part of Pelican Park and is backed by a steep bluff with many houses. El Embarcadero Beach Access is situated next to the University of California, Santa Barbara – and is very popular with college students. El Embarcadero Beach Access welcomes dogs on leash and offers many amenities including showers, picnic tables, benches, and a grass park. There are a couple of fun activities at El Embarcadero Beach Access including whale watching, beach walking, and sunbathing. Getting to El Embarcadero Beach Access is very easy – Pelican Park is situated at the end of El Embarcadero Road at Del Playa Drive and there is a long steep stairway that provides easy access to the beach. You can use the free parking spots available along Del Playa Drive, but it is advisable to get here early as these spots are limited.
If you are looking for attractions near El Embarcadero Beach Access, you can walk 10 minutes to the Art, Design & Architecture Museum that is also known as the University Art Museum and features many architectural drawings, historic photographs, writing, scrapbooks, three-dimensional objects in the Architecture and Design Collection, and over 8,500 original works of the museum itself. Goleta Monarch Butterfly Grove at Ellwood Mesa is a nature preserve center and home to thousands of monarch butterflies that visitors can see starting from late October to February. If you like golfing, Sandpiper Golf Club is a waterfront 18-hole golf course that has been rated among the top 100 public golf courses in the US and the top 25 public golf courses in California. Another great golf course near El Embarcadero Beach Access is Twin Lakes Golf Course, a 9-hole golf course with a casual restaurant and an onsite shop.
If you get hungry, there are many restaurants within a four-minute walk of El Embarcadero Beach Access. The Mexican restaurant Super Cuca’s features tacos, nachos, quesadillas, salad, Pico guacamole, burritos, and desserts. If you like Japanese food, Sushiya Express offers sushi, unagi, soba, udon, and onigiri at very affordable prices. Another good restaurant near El Embarcadero Beach Access is Naan Stop, an Indian restaurant serving paneer tikka masala, palak paneer, mutter paneer, aloo vindaloo, dal makhani, and mixed vegetables.
If you are looking for a hotel near El Embarcadero Beach Access, you can drive 11 minutes to the upscale 5-Star pet-friendly hotel The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, an incredible Mediterranean-style hotel that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and is spread 78 acres – it features a lounge, poolside bar, spa, sauna, fitness center, ping pong table, two pools, restaurants, and tennis courts. Pacifica Suites is a nice 4-Star hotel that welcomes pets and has a pool. If you are looking for budget-friendly hotels near El Embarcadero Beach Access, the 3-Star Courtyard by Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta offers a pool, bar, and restaurant – and the 2-Star Motel 6 Goleta, CA - Santa Barbara is a pet-friendly hotel.
Stairs To BeachYes
Kayaking / CanoeingNO
Lounge Chair RentalNo
Beach Mat RentalNo
Size of the beach
Public or Private
Mist - Mist