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About Depressions Beach in Isla Vista, California

Depressions Beach is named for the surfing area called Depressions on the west side of Goleta Point at the University of California, Santa Barbara. On the east side of the point is Campus Point Beach another surfing area populated with students from UCSB. Behind Depressions Beach is the UCSB Lagoon and walking trails that meander around the shore. Limited free parking for access to Depressions is on Del Playa Drive or nearby streets in Isla Vista. To get to Depressions from IV just walk to the east end of Del Playa Drive then follow the bluff trail to where it drops down to the sandy beach. You could also pay to park on campus in a lot at the end of Lagoon Road and then walk around the point on the bluff. This option is best in the evenings and weekends when school is out.

6503 Del Playa Dr
Isla Vista, CA 93117
State Land
Pet Details
Dogs allowed on leash
Free street parking in Isla Vista or paid parking on campus
Surfing, Walking, Biking, Birdwatching, Beach Walking, Sunbathing
Trails, Picnic Tables
Map of Depressions Beach
Isla Vista, US
3:20 pm, June 14, 2024
temperature icon 78°F
L: 59° H: 79°
Feels like 77.85 °F scattered clouds
Wind gusts: 3 m/s
UV Index: 8.2
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:46 am
Sunset: 8:13 pm
Humidity 57 %
Pressure1013 mb
Wind 3 m/s

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Campus Point Beach

0.3 miles away

Campus Point Beach is on the east side of Goleta Point at the University of California Santa Barbara campus....

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