West Campus Loop - Goleta

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Mileage: 1-3 • Path: Dirt Path • Region: Goleta
User Types: Walks, Dog Walks, Biking, Running, Photography, Birding
Features: Devereux Sough, dunes and beaches.

Walking towards the beach from the West Campus entrance provides a number of possibilities. Continuing on the paved road will take you along the Devereaux Slough, which is very pretty, to the beach near Coal Oil Point. You can also walk for miles and miles along the bluffs towards Sandpiper Golf Course, and if you wish, make this a loop walk by returning along the beach.

Walk Details

  • Length: 2-3 miles
  • Path Type: Paved road to Devereux Point; sandy beach and dirt trails to loop back.
  • Cautions: The dunes area are off limits to hiking in the Coal Oil Point Reserve. Snowy plovers nest in the area.
  • Use Fees: None
  • Canine: OK for dogs on leash.

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User Types: Hiker , Dog Walkers , Bicyclists , Trail Runners , Photographers , Bird Watchers
Features: Devereux Soughdunes and beaches.
Region: Goleta

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Access / Getting There

From Santa Barbara drive northbound on Highway 101 to the Glen Annie/Storke Road exit in Goleta. Turn left, cross over the freeway and drive 0.3 miles to Hollister. Continue on Storke 1 mile to the entrance to the West Campus of UCSB, which is at the point where Storke turns sharply to the left. Park along the street or on weekends you should be able to park in the IV School parking lot.


Things to Know

A recent wildfire in late June, 2014 has burned through a large portion of the Reserve and caused a good deal of damage.


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Last Updated: Monday, March 23, 2015