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Butterfly Beach

Montecito, CA
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Montecito
Type: Beaches
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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Reston, Virginia
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151 reviews 151 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 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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Woodland Hills, CA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It you can get parking, this beach does not disappoint! It's clean, beautiful and perfect for couples and families. Great for swimming and taking a long walk. Not ideal for surfing big waves so please do not expect that.

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Not normally a type of beach we are used to on the East Coast. My cousin found this through yelp, and it seems like all locals were there. Be careful; the sun is really hot even if you don't feel that way! I got completely burnt on my thighs, hips and upper back. (I know this would happen probably anywhere,... More

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Surprise, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

nice little beach,clean and quiet.the worst is you don't have a restroom,the parking is free on the street maybe 50 cars at the best,no stores around. is a good beach to stay only few hours.

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Benicia, California
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158 reviews 158 reviews
29 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Fun, clean, scenic, delightful, friendly, beautiful! We so enjoyed our early evening walk down this perfect beach!

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bakersfield
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The is an excellent place to take a mile swim, then after, kick back along the sea wall on the beach and soak up the sun. You can just take a beach towel or also bring your fav chair. Oh yes, the bkie/hike begins here into Santa Barbara. There is parking lot, street only and limited. No fee. The SB... More

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Newcastle, Oklahoma
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112 reviews 112 reviews
40 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This is the beach in front of the Four Season Biltmore, It is a very pretty beach, but the first night we were here the wind was terrible and your skin would hurt when the sand would hit it.

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Paris, France
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124 reviews 124 reviews
47 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Watch the comings and goings of the "locals" and wane-be locals; it's just in front of a 5 Star Hotel, but the guests are from all over the place...the sea is safe,beach is clean, sun is hot...! Very mixed bunch of people coming and going, a nice atmosphere but quite a few "woofies"...

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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

not too busy, probably because the only thing to do is sit on the sand or swim in the ocean or watch dolphins and pelicans - very nice way to pass half a day. If you really want you can go and have a drink in the four seasons hotel but that would probably diminish the experience. A easy 60... More

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