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Arroyo Burro County Beach Park

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Address: 2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
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(805) 884-0459
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The locals call it Hendry's Beach, a place to meet for breakfast or a...

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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After Hope Ranch

Took a leisurely drive through the Hope Ranch area. After winding through the road we came upon Arroyo Burro Beach. Very nice, walked the beach north for about a mile. Noted... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
Fivecentman
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Took a leisurely drive through the Hope Ranch area. After winding through the road we came upon Arroyo Burro Beach. Very nice, walked the beach north for about a mile. Noted this beach for future reference. I wonder how busy it is in July?

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santa barbara, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

arroyo burro is not to far out of the way for tourists. it has a small parking lot that is shared with the Boathouse restaurant. so it is sometimes difficult to park..probably another review but the Boathouse has very good food. the beach offers long walks at low tide, great sunsets.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The only beach in Santa Barbara that allows dogs off leash!! Since my dog makes frequent road trips with my wife and I, we will always be visiting this beach when we're in the area!

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Fort Wayne, IN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Lots of dogs on and off leashes. Really nice vistas. Mix of cliffs and beach. Take your time and go for a long walk. Plenty of surfers when we were there as well.

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Thank daqattaq
Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I have three dogs and wanted a great place to take them to. Arroyo Burro (Hendry's Beach) is the only beach spot to take your dogs! My dogs had a blast off leash splashing in the waves and this is the true gem of Santa Barbara in my humble opinion.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

A great place to take your dog for a good swim in the ocean. The close parking lot turns over quickly, but there is also an additional parking lot parallel to the street. There is also a dog washing station in the add'l parking lot.

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

A local host might take you here. There is a casual restaurant (and bar) looking out to sea, a long sandy beach to walk and foot showers, although during the drought I am unsure whether they are keeping them on. A good place to go if you want to avoid the crowded downtown beaches, but it just about requires a... More 

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Boerne, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We wanted to visit a beach while in Santa Barbara and the woman at the visitor's center recommended this one. It's a bit out of town but the parking lot was still fairly crowded. the beach wasn't crowded at all and we quickly discovered that the water was too cold for us sissies to get in. Good thing we didn't,... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My daughter saw that this place was a good beach to body board and I'm so glad we went. What a gem of a beach. It's a fairly small beach and parking is limited, however many people leave often because they are there just walking their dogs and not hanging out for the day. Dog are off leash on the... More 

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Yoxall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This beach also known as Hendrys beach was a favourite for us and you can walk for ages with no one else around you with a beautiful shoreline. There is a great area for doggie lovers but for the rest of us there is plenty. We sat and watched a feeding frenzy of dolphins aided by the Pelicans. Great spot... More 

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