We found this beach in Santa Barbara because it was dog friendly. the beach is beautiful, access is from the top of a cliff with a huge flight of stairs down. Lots of people out for morning walks, runs etc, it was very much a local spot which was nice.
On the beach, we were delighted to find rock pools with lots of sea life that kept the kids very happy. there were lots of dogs being walked on the beach and atmosphere was friendly and welcoming.
To our dismay, we soon realized that the beach was literally covered in spots of tar. It was on everyone's feet, on shoes and worst of all, all over out dog. I mean all over her.
We were given a helpful tip by a local to use mineral oil to remove it, which thankfully worked, but it was a major job and we avoided that beack afterwards. there was a little tar to be seen all over the area, but nothing link it was there.
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