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Address: , Montecito, CA
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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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Beautiful beach

Nice beach, not a lot of seaweed and beautiful surrounding. We stayed for the sunset which was very pretty

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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English first
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Nice beach, not a lot of seaweed and beautiful surrounding. We stayed for the sunset which was very pretty

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

While not easy to park on a Saturday, this is a prime spot for people watching or taking a dip in the ocean at one of Santa Barbara's prime beaches. During the week it can be isolated, especially if the weather is not great, but weekends can be packed during summer. Kayak and SUP boards available for rent Thursday through... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Beautiful beach, we took early morning paddle board lessons and it could not have been better. The water was so calm, perfect for beginners.

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Brooklyn, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

What a beautiful beach! We came and watched the sunset. We sat on the sand while doggies ran by and couples walked holding hands. What a peaceful place.

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This beach is adorable and seems to be a favorite with the locals, including furry four-legged friends. You can go across the street to Biltmore Four Seasons for a cocktail too!

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Nice beach. Mostly locals walking their dogs or guests of the Four Seasons hotel. Careful - there are rocks in the water and the tide comes in high in the afternoon and if you are around the bend of rocks past the Tydes - then you can get landlocked! Most surfers go to that area beyond the rocks and Tydes... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
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 99 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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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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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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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