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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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768 reviews 768 reviews
372 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
21 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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