We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Fun for dogs”

Arroyo Burro County Beach Park
Ranked #12 of 173 things to do in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Fun for dogs”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

I really liked this beach - everyone is friendly. There is off and on - leash area, and everyone respects that. Parking can be a challenge, but overall, I highly recommend it.

Visited September 2013
Thank daTravelGal
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

272 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Santa Barbara, California
Level Contributor
143 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Go at low tide and enjoy the beauty of nature”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

Unbelievable especially early in the morning or at sunset. Great area to let your dog run off leash.

Visited August 2013
Thank HEH352
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A very nice walk to the pier”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

We enjoyed the coastal weather and scenic ocean/mountain views on our short walk to the end of the pier. 75 minute parking is provided all along the ocean front. If you plan to dine on the pier, you can drive to the end and park for a certain amount of time if validated by a local merchant.

Visited July 2013
Thank Linda P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Elk Grove, California
Level Contributor
29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great dog beach!”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

My dog had a BALL (pun intended) at this dog-friendly beach! She was literally worn out after half a day of frolicking in the waves & playing with our kids. For the most part, the other dogs at the beach were very friendly, however, some of their people could take an etiquette class on how not to throw the ball so that their dog bowls you over chasing it or runs so close to you that you get sprayed with wet sand!
Before we went to this beach, I read some reviews that said it was dirty with garbage everywhere, but, luckily, we didn't experience that. When doggies would have to do their business, their owners were very conscientious about cleaning up after them & putting the droppings in the right receptacle.
The best part for us was the doggie wash station complete with warm water, shampoo/conditioner & a blow-dryer! We were happy to have a nice, clean pooch in the car as we headed back to our hotel for a nap!

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Susan H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Picture Perfect”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

Visited for our first time on the 4th of July. To our surprise, it was busy but not totally packed. The facilities at the beach were adequate, the cliffs immense and everything else was, well, picture perfect. There was lots of space to explore. The waves were kind of small but that's not entirely the beach's fault. While I can see how parking could be a problem we were lucky enough to get a spot right away. All in all it made for a perfect day.

Visited July 2013
Thank MattK485
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Arroyo Burro County Beach Park also viewed


Been to Arroyo Burro County Beach Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing