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Arroyo Burro County Beach Park

2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
(805) 884-0459
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Dog Park @ the beach

If you like dogs, this is your beach. If you like quiet beaches without the risk of stepping in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
steven c
Santa Barbara, California
via mobile
Love This Beach!!!!

Free Parking. Bring your dog for off leash fun to the left. Dogs on leash to right and safe... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hawera, New Zealand
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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” (25 reviews)
“great beach” (24 reviews)
“off leash” (19 reviews)
2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
(805) 884-0459
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 14 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
Reviewed 4 August 2017

A county park with free parking, though the lot sometimes fills up, e.g. on summer weekends. Great place to go for a long walk on the beach. The cliffs hide almost all of the nearby houses, making it seem that one is far away from...More

Thank DCtraveler9
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

I grew up going to Hendry's Beach. I used to ride my banana seat bike with my boogie board in hand to this beach. There always used to be parking when I got to driving age. There was never tar as a kid. I come...More

Thank Ally G
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

This was a very nice beach to get to hang out on and explore. Especially since our dog was welcome too. This happened to be his first ocean beach. He was a bit confused, I think because of the salty water.

Thank Jean R
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We bike here from out Sant Barbara motel, and thoroughly enjoyed out stay. Started walking south along the beach, saw some cool beach art, and got stopped by the incoming tide. Plan to go back soon.

Thank massiek
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Rather than go to the beach in L.A we decided to go up the coast to Santa Barbara and thought we had found an idyllic area of beach at Arroyo Burro ( aka Hendrys), unfortunately the tar present on the beach clung to us all...More

Thank Phil B
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