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Arroyo Burro County Beach Park

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Address: 2981 Cliff Drive, 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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One of two top beaches in SB area (Butterfly is the other)

About once a week, we local SBers find our way to Arroyo Burro, aka Hendry's after the family that farmed here long ago. 1. Sand beach walking -- with or without dogs. An... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Santa Barbara, California
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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

About once a week, we local SBers find our way to Arroyo Burro, aka Hendry's after the family that farmed here long ago. 1. Sand beach walking -- with or without dogs. An ordinance restricts dogs from the west side of the south-facing beach and encourages them on the east, 2. At the foot of the palisades - so there... More 

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's the perfect spot to watch the sunset when in Santa Barbara. There's terrific vistas and the Boathouse for sundowners, but the parking requires patience.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever I'm in Santa Barbara, I hang out as often as possible at this beach (also known to some as Hendry's Beach because Hendry's Boat House Restaurant is located there). The free parking can fill up quickly, depending on the time of year. Locals will bring their dog to the off-leash beach dog park. Tourists and locals alike gather at... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the winter with the minus tides, this is a great place to see the sea life and enjoy a south cost beach. We were there on a clear winter eve when the sun set with the fabled green flash! Everyone gasped!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Not only is this beach dog friendly, but it is the most scenic beach in Santa Barbara. Ample parking, with a popular restaurant on the property. While you're here be sure to Google "Douglas Family Preserve" which is close by and a "social event for dogs"!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful beach. The area is nicely maintained, has restrooms, benches, parking, and a restaurant. It is a nice place to go relax in the winter. It is also a great place to take dogs. My husband is an artist and sat on the beach and painted, while I enjoyed sitting on the benches, listening to the ocean... More 

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Stopped here to check out the view, and grab some nice photos, There is a great restaurant here as well, with an ocean view, literally steps off the sand. Lots of people bring their dogs here to walk around so be mindful of the ground as you walk around. The women here are also superb and make a nice scenery... More 

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I was on vacation visiting a friend and found this trail. My intentions were to run the trail but I walked the steeper parts but what a great trail and a great workout whether you run or walk. Plenty of people on the trail so I felt comfortable being solo on the trail.

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I went and walked on the beach one morning before my conference meetings. It was lovely. Warm sunshine. Joyful dogs. Peaceful people out strolling. Before 8:30am, there was no difficulty with parking or being overcrowded on the beach.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Just minutes from central Santa Barbara we enjoyed breakfast at the beach. The local sufing community at play, dolphins feeding and just south on the beach happy dogs charging into the waves.

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