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Arroyo Burro County Beach Park

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Address: 2981 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA
Phone Number: 805-687-3714
Activities: Dining, Watching sunrise/sunset, Sunbathing
Description: The locals call it Hendry's Beach, a place to meet for breakfast or a...
The locals call it Hendry's Beach, a place to meet for breakfast or a cocktail at sunset, stroll or jog the sandy shore, watch for whales, fish or ride the wild surf.
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Best beach within 100+ miles!

We love this dog beach so much that we go every chance we get. Our dogs have so much fun, and we love that they have a dog wash in the parking lot. I think it's the most beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
NelsonandJeannie
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Santa Barbara, California

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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It's a cool place to be in but there are dogs with no leash running around all over the beach which can be sometimes annoying.It's scenic no doubt but you don't particularly need to visit this place,it's not a must have,if you're in locality you should drop by!

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Pit bulls and other dogs are allowed to run free at Arroyo Burro Beach. (The locals call it Hendry's Beach, gentrification even in a name). The only things is that now, with all the pitbulls in shelters here, people are adopting them but ignorant on how to control them. Other foolish dog owners, not necessarily pit bulls (that's just the... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We love this dog beach so much that we go every chance we get. Our dogs have so much fun, and we love that they have a dog wash in the parking lot. I think it's the most beautiful beach in the area. Fun for humans, too!

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This beach has fantastic views with the Channel Islands as the back drop. It is easily accessible, although the parking can be a problem on weekends and holidays. It is a "leash free" beach (on the east side of the slough) so your pooch will love it. One can walk for miles both east and west. Often one sees dolphins... More 

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glen ellen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Eat, drink, swim, sun, laugh, play...all here! When you pull in go to the left to park and walk to restaurant, if you are unloading a kayak or folks go in on the right...too crowded to get parking close to restaurant showers and beach on good weather days and weekends

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I used to come here when I was a child, it was our favorite beach Son when I come home to visit it's my first beach to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

My go to spot every time I visit SB. Dogs love it, never super crowded. Always able to get a parking spot. The little restaurant is great to grab a bite to eat to take with you for a picnic.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is the BEST Beach in area in my opinion. We visited at least 4 beaches in SB area and this one takes the cake. Our adult son took us there and to restaurant on beach, all just wonderful.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The best part about this beach was just how long it is. When I go to the beach, I prefer to walk on it more than going in the water or sun bathing. So while this beach was perfect for me, it might not be as nice for people who like lying on beaches. As mentioned in other reviews, there... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Arroyo Burro, also known as Hendrys, has both good and not as good, depending on your needs. Probably the most devisive item is dogs. Dog lovers and their pets will love the off leash beach. Not all dog owners manage their frolicking charges, nor clean up after them. On the other hand, it is a long and open walk either... More 

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Address: 2981 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA
Phone Number: 805-687-3714
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara

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