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Arroyo Burro County Beach Park

2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
(805) 884-0459
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Great beach.

Parking lot always busy but I walk to this beach along the shoreline from other beaches. Just watch... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
S A
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
LOVE beloved beach

I have walked this beach since I have lived in SB. A go to place except for parking during crowded... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
katheemiller
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Santa Barbara, California
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“dog beach” (26 reviews)
“great beach” (24 reviews)
“off leash” (18 reviews)
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2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
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(805) 884-0459
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Parking lot always busy but I walk to this beach along the shoreline from other beaches. Just watch the tide. Dog area at this beach.

Thank S A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have walked this beach since I have lived in SB. A go to place except for parking during crowded times. Early morning wonderful . If you have a dog the off leash part of the beach is a fabulous walk, to the left, especially...More

Thank katheemiller
Reviewed 24 November 2017

For decades now, this beach has been a walkers/ explores beach. It requires knowing the tide charts before walking out long distances and not being able to get back. There is a restaurant on the beach for breakfast and lunch. Parking can be an issue.

Thank BlakievanHemert
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We come here every time in Santa Barbara. Yes, it is a dog beach but dogs only allowed off leash on left side. Must be on leash on right. Have never seen aggressive dogs in 30 years going there. Lovely shore, surf and sand. The...More

Thank nswanson
Reviewed 24 September 2017

When we visit Santa Barbara, we try to walk this beach most days. Lots of cute dogs and nice dog owners, plus a great breakfast place add to the great views on this beach.

Thank Travelingkim52511
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

If you like dogs, this is your beach. If you like quiet beaches without the risk of stepping in doo or being affronted by an assortment of other people's dogs... Arroyo Burro is not your beach. Good owners follow the leash rules, but it seems...More

Thank steven c
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Free Parking. Bring your dog for off leash fun to the left. Dogs on leash to right and safe family zone Free Doogy poop bags. Coin operated doggy wash station. Great Sea Glass collecting at low tide. Patrolled Swim Zones - a lot of weed...More

Thank RocheMaree
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Lovely coastline and beach, but was surprised to find that dogs are allowed everywhere on this beach, off leash in some areas.

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 15 August 2017 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

2  Thank phxaz54
Reviewed 11 August 2017 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
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