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Address: Montecito, CA
Activities: People-watching, Surfing, Watching sunrise/sunset
Description: A beautiful stretch of beach in front of the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel.

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Most recent review
Great for a long walk or Jog!

Loved the beach and the views here. We strolled the beach for a good hours walk. It was not a crowded beach. We will go there again for our daily walks.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
hiker29
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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102 reviews 102 reviews
29 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Going here, we thought we'd get to see a lot of butterflies; we had a difficult enough time finding the beach, and didn't see any butterflies. Don't waste your time.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Loved the beach and the views here. We strolled the beach for a good hours walk. It was not a crowded beach. We will go there again for our daily walks.

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Crockett, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is a beautiful beach. It has great views, is free, people are friendly. Great place to think and walk. Lost of people bring dogs, many take them off leash although theoretically that is not allowed.

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Glastonbury,CT
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106 reviews 106 reviews
21 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed this beach right outside of Santa Barbara. Parking is limited available on the street along the beach...and free! There are no facilities here but it is a great beach for walking and enjoying the picturesque California Coastline. We walked to the left from in front of the Four Seasons down the beach a ways to another access... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

close to the Montecito Inn, the sand and views are excellent. There are no real facilities so you get more real estate for yourself.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,039 reviews 1,039 reviews
511 attraction reviews
304 helpful votes 304 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This beach is absolutely beautiful. My friends got married here on Monday, and it was just perfect! The scenery is beautiful, and it's tucked away in a lovely spot just in front of the Four Seasons. I recommend it!

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Let's start off with the good points of Butterfly Beach. The beach is somewhat private and parking is free since it's all residential street parking. The Four Seasons is close by and the beach is located in a very nice neighborhood and it felt safe too. However, I wasn't that impressed by Butterfly Beach. The thing is, the beach is... More 

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Los Angeles
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105 reviews 105 reviews
22 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Just love this beach. Easy parking and relaxing beach. Just opposite The Four Seasons Biltmore hotel which is such a beautiful area.

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Reston, Virginia
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150 reviews 150 reviews
28 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Tough to park and lots of people on the weekend, but a nice place to just relax and people watch many of who come with their dogs.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Clean and private. We felt safe. Very accessible to the Four Seasons Hotel. Too much seaweed but that's mother nature.

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