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Arroyo Burro County Beach Park

2981 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA
805-687-3714
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Ranked #16 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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Santa Barbara, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful shoreline and dog-friendly if you head in the right direction. Be aware that you'll meet lots of other dogs off-leash.

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Nevada, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This beach is just beautiful. People with their dogs and families. There's a great little bar right there. Parking is super easy. I went with my 80 year old grandma and there are minimal stairs or difficulty to actually get to the beach. Everyone picks up after their dogs. It's very clean and very nice! (Also, tripadvisor is making me... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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80 reviews 80 reviews
13 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This beach is known as the dog beach to locals. There is an area where dogs can go off leash and romp and play. We went several times with our son and his family dog included. Although it can be very crowded especially on the weekend, it is impressive how much parking they have allowed. Also, there are lots of... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We went here on a weekday with our seven year old. The beach was full of dog walkers and we had a great time playing with the dogs. Lots of seaweed, but I don't know if that is normal. The CAFE at the beach is good, but very pricey.

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Santa Barbara, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My favorite place in town to unwind - but don't stop reading! I live here yet I enjoy this beachside bar and rest. as often as I can. Outdoor bar is literally on the sand with glass divider that stops the wind. Great bar food at reasonable prices (ie Seared Ahi Tuna, Steamed Clams, huge cheeseburger and fries, pulled pork... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A very dog-friendly beach. It has a fantastic view and it usually has good swells. The water is sometimes a bit full of seaweeds, but the natural beauty makes up for the inconvenience. A spectacular spot.

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Lancaster, California
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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