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Arroyo Burro County Beach Park

2981 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA
805-687-3714
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Ranked #15 of 71 Attractions in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, Parks
Activities: Dining, Watching sunrise/sunset, Sunbathing
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Lancaster, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Quiet beach with TONS of shells and rocks! It was amazing! We filled our pockets and our hat with a ton of beautiful rocks and shells. Whole sea snail shells, clam shells, coral, and more. The rocks were a great variety too and super cool!

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New Mexico
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very cool beach, kind of like a dog park, when I was there numerous dogs were running in the ocean playing, and people were surfing. I didnt have dogs with me nor do I surf, but the scenery was really cool.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Fantastic long walks and lovely sea breeze! The park is a nice place to relax after a energetic walk down the coast. Early morning is best for parking!

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Oakland,ca
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went to this beach as recommended by the hotel staff where we were staying. Parking was a bit difficult, but after a few tries we managed to find a spot. The parking is free. The beach was not manicured like the other beaches in Santa Barbara, so it was a little more rustic and had kelp debris on it.... More

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Dublin
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79 reviews 79 reviews
21 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We were recommended to visit this beach by a relative, we were there twice, the first time to have a brisk walk on the beach for about an hour which was great,but when we returned to our holiday let we discovered "tar on our shoes"! Which we were informed is part of the scene on all the nearby beaches, this... More

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Indio, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My hubby & I took our little chihuahua to check out this beach for the first time and were pleasantly surprised! We had been searching for a beach park that didn't charge $10 to use. Not only was this one free, it provided an off leash dog area that our chi really enjoyed. There were clean rest rooms, a grassy... More

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Palm Springs, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Very nice spot...dog friendly and great views. Out of the way so most of the people there are locals and treat the place well. Great for a sunset walk on the beach, oh ya , and bring your pooch!

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Stopped by this dog beach while we were waiting to check into our hotel. Plenty of parking, lots of dogs, beautiful coastline

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Ventura, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It is no wonder that this place attracts so many visitors. Parking can be a little much, but worth it. The Boathouse Cafe is excellent, the beach, view, and "dog friendly area" can't be beat. No visit to Santa Barbara is complete without this experience. Breakfast and a morning walk along the cliffside beach is my kind of nice.

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Colorado
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7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A really fun beach in Santa Barbara. Prettier than the harbour beaches and dogs allowed. On the south side of the beach (south of the estuary) dogs can run off leash. North, dogs are allowed but on leash. It's really pretty -- good views of the cliffs and the beach itself. Gets crowded on the weekend and the parking is... More

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