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Address: Montecito, CA
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A beautiful stretch of beach in front of the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel.

A beautiful stretch of beach in front of the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel.

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Awesome beach!

Santa Barbara is an incredible place and Butterfly Beach is a top spot. Easy to park and walking distance to great restaurants, you should not miss it! Long beaches with soft... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Melinda P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Santa Barbara is an incredible place and Butterfly Beach is a top spot. Easy to park and walking distance to great restaurants, you should not miss it! Long beaches with soft sand make Santa Barbara a perfect spot for locals and tourists.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a pleasant afternoon here soaking up the sun and swimming. Finding a parking could be a problem as space is restricted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful few hours at this unspoilt Californian beach. We were with 4 teenagers.... Took a picnic and drinks as nowhere near to get refreshments! Sea was glorious and kids spent a good while In the sea ! Definitely recommend!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I love this beach because you can wander and wonder. And, if you wish you can rent a kayak. The ocean view is beautiful. However, you will not see a sun setting.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Butterfly Beach is a public beach, across the street from the Four Seasons Biltmore. You can walk for a ways in either direction, and even as the tide gets higher it's fun to wade in. When we were there, the waves were pretty high, which was great for watching surfers and even doing some body jumping for the brave set.... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This is the perfect beach for a long stroll on a beautiful day. We loved our walk (1.5 hours) so much that we took family the following day! Lots to look at and good sea glass territory!

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Camarillo, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely beach across the street from the luxurious Biltmore Hotel. The beach is narrow. I would recommend it for a romantic stroll. Check out the restaurant at the Biltmore -- pricey but excellent view, food and service.

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Southampton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

In the US! The beach is flat. Go at low tide and you can walk for miles and miles! Wear sneakers as its rocky in places. There's so much to see from the beach... Beautiful houses, beach cottages, dogs and their owners galore, painters working.. Just a wonderful thing to do every day while in Montecito!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Conveniently located in front of Four Seasons The Biltmore. Not the nicest beach in the area. Insiders or people who live here know better beaches. However, Butterfly is still enjoyable for hotel guests. Beautiful view of ocean and cliffsides.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Beach by hotel we were staying at was not very nice so we were directed to this beach. Very nice clean. The kids had a great time playing here.

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