UCSB is located in Goleta, and is close to a variety of exciting attractions. Outdoor and recreational highlights include: Coal Oil Point, Fairview Gardens, Lotusland, and the Sedgwick Reserve. Several spectacular beaches include: Goleta Beach, Hendry’s Beach, and East Beach. Educational activities include the Sea Center, the Ablitt House, and The Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration. Shopping and dining can be found at Paseo Nuevo , State Street, and The Funk Zone.