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Butterfly Beach

Address: Montecito, CA
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Montecito
Activities: People-watching, Surfing, Watching sunrise/sunset
Owner description: A beautiful stretch of beach in front of the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel.
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Activities: People-watching, Surfing, Watching sunrise/sunset
Owner description: A beautiful stretch of beach in front of the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel.

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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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104 reviews 104 reviews
21 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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953 reviews 953 reviews
460 attraction reviews
278 helpful votes 278 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
45 helpful votes 45 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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151 reviews 151 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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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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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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