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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 69 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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Palm Springs, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

gorgeous weather and views, enjoyed the zen garden appearance of small boulders as the tide went out but it took us half an hour to scrape the tar off of our feet and scrub the residue off with acetone.

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walla walla
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Arroyo Burro is a wonderful spot to start the morning. Bring your dog for off-leash fun on the beach and later enjoy breakfast (can't recall the name of the restaurant), but it is wonderful. Very Santa Barbara.

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Menifee
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40 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Locals call this Hendry's Beach and sometimes you can see whales and dolphins off shore. There is a small free parking lot, but get there early as it fills up quickly. The restaurant is reasonably priced and has a great view of the water. Lots of people come here with their dogs and it's great fun to watch!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Arroyo Burro (Hendries Beach)is very beautiful, huge awesome cliffs, wide beach, lots of happy dogs and kids...even has an (expensive) restaurant and self-serve dog wash for your convenience. Parking is limited, like everywhere in Santa Barbara, but its not as hard to park as some places. Early AM is foggy and cool, but go then or late afternoon for best... More

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York, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

After visiting the Stearns Wharf area, we stopped by Arroyo Burro to get away from all the tourists. We love dogs, but our boxer and pit bull were staying with family back on the east coast. It was great to see all the dogs running free on the beach. I liked how the beach was separated into two sections, one... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Dogs were having a blast on the unleashed side of the beach. Even my dog, who usually doesn't like the water, went in and played.

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