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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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Great walking no matter the tide

On the beach if lower tide,nor walk along the walk way above the beach..in front of Ty Warner homes...u might pass a local celebrity on their morning or evening jog. Saunter to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Santa Barbara, California
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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

On the beach if lower tide,nor walk along the walk way above the beach..in front of Ty Warner homes...u might pass a local celebrity on their morning or evening jog. Saunter to the biltmore for a pre walk coffee or post walk saunter.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Nearly private beach, as few people were there on the day we chose to go. Water was warm enough to swim (in my opinion), although few were swimming. Warm sand and surf between my toes. A great beach experience. Walkways along the road lead to stairway down to the beach.

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Santa Monica, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is the most beautiful spot to view the sunset (in winter months since the this area of the coast is more south facing than west facing). Peaceful and clean beach with friendly people and dogs. It is across the street from the beautiful Biltmore Hotel which is a lovely place to have dinner or drinks afterwards.

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Elmsford, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

A very narrow beach that disappears at high tide. Street parking could require a long walk. But it still has some magic and is worth a trip for a short day (no services on the beach) or just a long walk along the Pacific. We went on a very very windy day and had to leave after a few minutes.

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leftcoast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This is a local beach that is heavily frequented on warm days. The parking is limited to street parking only. Many in the neighborhood walk here. The beach is narrow and after winter storms somewhat rocky. If you are looking for wide open sand East Beach is your place. The swimming is OK but there is no wave shoulder to... More 

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Irvine, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

If you're hoping to see Butterflies or gain access to lots of services you're going to be disappointed. No bathrooms, limited shade, but free street parking. Sandy beach with a shallow entry into the water makes for a good place for smaller kids. With a bike you can easily visit the main beach / pier from here too.

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 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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Address: Address: Montecito, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Montecito

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