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fine locals beach

Great place to walk and get away from the crowds if you so desire. Public Bathrooms have improved... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dianne V
Santa Barbara, California
Long waiting

Long waiting time but you can take a walk on the beach. Admire the ocean and the people and enjoy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leslie, Arkansas
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“great beach”(26 reviews)
“dog beach”(25 reviews)
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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.
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2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-1024
(805) 884-0459
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to walk and get away from the crowds if you so desire. Public Bathrooms have improved. Snack bar if needed! Crowded by the parking lot, but walk a ways down and you'll practically have the place to yourself.

Thank Dianne V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Long waiting time but you can take a walk on the beach. Admire the ocean and the people and enjoy life.

Thank JerrysGuzzi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arroyo Burro County Beach Park offers a beautiful beach which is both dog and kid friendly. There is a part of beach which is leash-free for dog and other part is great for kids. There were couple of kindergarten groups enjoying their day there. Also...More

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As you face the ocean, the beach to the left is leash-free. The beach on the right requires leashes and is home to one of Santa Barbara's best restaurants, the Boat House. Both the beach and the restaurant are very popular and parking can be...More

Thank Ruhskis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Want your pup to run free, off leash and have a great time? This is the place to be! Visited for a few hours and couldn't be happier. Clean beach, lots of doggies and the water was comfy and cool on a hot day.

Thank one_traveling_german
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parking is often a struggle and the dog wash stations are sometimes out of soap (because so many people use them!), but we absolutely love bringing our dogs here. It is a great place for the dogs to play off-leash during hot weather and there...More

Thank 320kirstyk
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Dogs to the left and people to the right. Actually dogs can go right if on a leash, left is the off-leash area. This beach gets crowded; lots of dogs, walkers, families and folks just enjoying the restaurant. Try to come on a weekday for...More

Thank Davis2013
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Take your time. Parking can be a big problem but somehow we usually manage it. There is side, dirt parking lot but even that gets filled up. Why? Because it's the best beach - you can walk for miles. Dogs welcome -- and on left...More

Thank Shirley R
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Took our Aussie to this beach a couple of days while we stayed in Santa Barbara, and I think it's the happiest I've ever seen her! We came at non-peak times (noon on a Tuesday, 9am on a Thursday), and parking wasn't bad either day....More

Thank EhJay99
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Locals hidden hangout, dog & surfer friendly. Downtown yet off the beaten track. Locals call it Hendrey's (Henry's) Beach.Great waves plus a lovely beachside restaurant where you can get a drink inside and watch the kids playing outside on the sand.

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