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Arroyo Burro County Beach Park

2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
(805) 884-0459
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Dog tired morning at the beach

Nothing like having a day at the beach off leash!! Two VERY tired critters tonight! A narrow... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Phoenix, Arizona
via mobile
Great beach for dogs

This is really a great beach for dogs. Dogs can be off leash to the left of the lifeguard shack... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Las Vegas, Nevada
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“dog beach” (24 reviews)
“great beach” (23 reviews)
2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
(805) 884-0459
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nothing like having a day at the beach off leash!! Two VERY tired critters tonight! A narrow beach with no way for the pups to escape! The sun bathers on the off leash side are very forgiving of overly happy pups giving sand kisses! Just...More

Thank phxaz54
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is really a great beach for dogs. Dogs can be off leash to the left of the lifeguard shack and they're allowed to the right of the shack if they're on a leash. The beach has fairly calm surf and did not seem to...More

Thank SunandSandMike
Reviewed 1 week ago

A county park with free parking, though the lot sometimes fills up, e.g. on summer weekends. Great place to go for a long walk on the beach. The cliffs hide almost all of the nearby houses, making it seem that one is far away from...More

Thank DCtraveler9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up going to Hendry's Beach. I used to ride my banana seat bike with my boogie board in hand to this beach. There always used to be parking when I got to driving age. There was never tar as a kid. I come...More

Thank Ally G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very nice beach to get to hang out on and explore. Especially since our dog was welcome too. This happened to be his first ocean beach. He was a bit confused, I think because of the salty water.

Thank Jean R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We bike here from out Sant Barbara motel, and thoroughly enjoyed out stay. Started walking south along the beach, saw some cool beach art, and got stopped by the incoming tide. Plan to go back soon.

Thank massiek
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rather than go to the beach in L.A we decided to go up the coast to Santa Barbara and thought we had found an idyllic area of beach at Arroyo Burro ( aka Hendrys), unfortunately the tar present on the beach clung to us all...More

Thank Phil B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small beach that allows dogs to be off-leash. They have a restaurant that always packed. So dog friendly is it that they recently built a really cute dog rest area where you can tie your dog in their own park like setting...More

Thank Off2SeeItAll
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dogs are great, but this beach could use some more definition of where people without pups could enjoy the beach. Lovely views and a built-in eatery make this place superb for a sunset meal. If there are showers here, we couldn't find them. Beach was...More

Thank globalandlocaltravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were heading up the coast and entered Santa Barbara and wanted o catch a cool beach here. We looked this place up and went and we weren’t disappointed. This is sch a dog friendly beach with a side of the beach set up for...More

Thank Daniel A
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