This site is located in the Coal Oil Point Reserve (COPR) on the western campus of U.C. Santa Barbara in Goleta, Santa Barbara County. Groups must obtain a permit from the COPR in advance. To get to the site, take the Storke Road exit from the 101 Freeway. Turn towards the ocean and continue on Storke for approximately 1 mile to a light at a junction with El Colegio. If you have a West Campus parking pass (obtained from COPR with your permit), continue straight through this light and proceed for 0.8 miles past the Devereaux Slough to the gate. Enter and park on the bluff top. The site is immediately below the top of the point. There are trails down to the beach in either direction.
If you do not have a West Campus parking pass, you will need to park in the western end of the community of Isla Vista and walk aproximately 0.5 miles to the point either on the blufftop trail or along the beach (Figure 2). To reach the parking area, turn left at the junction with El Colegio from Storke and then take your next right, at Camino Corto. Drive 5 blocks to Del Playa. Turn right and drive for two blocks, and park along the row of trees. A trail leads out to the point and COPR.
If you have a West Campus parking pass (obtained from COPR with your permit), enter COPR and park on the bluff top. If you do not have a parking pass, you will need to park in the western end of the community of Isla Vista and walk.
There is a portable restroom available on the bluff top, near the entrance to the western beach trail. Other facilities are available in the Isla Vista business district.