Which Way for Goleta Beach?

Goleta beach erosion, southern California. Photograph: © SAF – Coastal Care


Everyone says they love Goleta Beach, where more than 1.5 million folks of all ages flock annually to enjoy the mix of sandy shoreline and grassy lawn. But when it comes to protecting Santa Barbara County’s most popular park from storm damage and predicted sea-level rise in the decades to come, ​a decision once again looming for the county powers-that-be, as a study on the latest proposal known as “Goleta Beach 2.0” was released last month, ​there are two distinct ways of showing that affection…

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