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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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Woodland Hills, CA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
38 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
43 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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27 reviews 27 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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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

What a great beach. Went to four different beaches during my visit and this one was definitely at the top of the list. Get there early for great parking and easy access to the beach.

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Sedona, Arizona
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165 reviews 165 reviews
31 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

While checking out the Four Seasons Hotel in Montecito, we stumbled onto Butterfly Beach. We had a wonderful time walking along and into the residential area south of hotel. Careful, you may find some tar on the bottom of your feet. Just use some alcohol to rub it off. Enjoy!

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