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Absolutely wonderful

This beach is amazing. There are so many dogs, it’s off leash, and it’s incredibly clean with great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bozeman, Montana
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Beautiful beach

The beach is serene. We walked up and down the beach. So fun looking at the rocks and the water... read more

Reviewed February 16, 2019
Riverside, California
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  • Average6%
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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 via mobile

This beach is amazing. There are so many dogs, it’s off leash, and it’s incredibly clean with great views. While parking is a bit chaotic, it’s so worth it to wait for a spot. This is definitely a must-do if you’re traveling with a puppo.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank katier942
Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

The beach is serene. We walked up and down the beach. So fun looking at the rocks and the water. I would definitely go back. So enjoyable and relaxing.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank N1885AHkellym
Reviewed February 3, 2019

Henry's Beach as locals call this beautiful beach is a great place to swim or to walk up the shoreline to look at the tide pools when the tide is out.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Denny W
Reviewed January 18, 2019

This is one of Santa Barbara's many beautiful beaches that is loved by locals and visitors alike. Here are pro-tips. There is good parking at this beach but this place still gets busy in the summer and on the weekends. It is not a huge...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MrGaucho1987
Reviewed January 6, 2019

This beach is very different from most along the california coast. It has a decent amount of sea life and the waves are generally calmer here than most places in SoCal

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brix510
Reviewed December 11, 2018

if you are looking for this private and out of it all beach, then this is the one. It is not the known place to everyone and i have hesitate to write about it at the beginning but its beauty needs to be shared, especially...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Eddie S
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Went to see this as it was close to our base. Lots of dog walkers, walkers and sightseers on the long sandy beach. We were disgusted with the amount of poo bags and excrement left on the beach. 2 separate dog walkers allowed their dogs...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank neil g
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Wonderful beach. Lots of parking and nice restrooms and showers. Great beach for long walks and a nice sitting area and wonderful restaurant

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SharonS2355
Reviewed September 9, 2018

We hiked the Douglas Wilderness area and you get fantastic views of the beach from his area. Access the trail from the parking area. Then hit the beach. Lots of happy dogs!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank okatty
Reviewed September 2, 2018

There are many beaches, and we have been to 4 beaches, Santa Claus, Santa Barbara, one I can't remember anymore and this one. This one was the best! So beautiful!

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Mi N
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