Right next to UCSB Campus is a long stretch of beach and picnic area known as Goleta Beach. Lots of families and students come here to spend lazy afternoons or grab a bite from the Beachside Bar-Cafe. You will often see people fishing off the pier or enjoying the views of the coast.
Bus 11 goes past the beach on the way to campus.
Campus Point - UCSB
If you walk along Goleta Beach all the way to campus, you will reach Campus Point. It's a popular surf spot for students in between classes. It's also near one of the trails that winds up into the bluffs.
Take bus 11, 15x, 24x, or 27 and get off at the first stop once you enter UCSB. Then walk along the sidewalk with the ocean on your left until you reach the beach.