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Arroyo Burro County Beach Park

2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
(805) 884-0459
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Too busy and need better sectioning for dogs

Dogs are great, but this beach could use some more definition of where people without pups could... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Diego, California
via mobile
Makes me want to have a dog

We were heading up the coast and entered Santa Barbara and wanted o catch a cool beach here. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Daniel A
Beijing, China
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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 good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“great beach” (23 reviews)
“dog beach” (23 reviews)
2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
(805) 884-0459
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dogs are great, but this beach could use some more definition of where people without pups could enjoy the beach. Lovely views and a built-in eatery make this place superb for a sunset meal. If there are showers here, we couldn't find them. Beach was...More

Thank globalandlocaltravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were heading up the coast and entered Santa Barbara and wanted o catch a cool beach here. We looked this place up and went and we weren’t disappointed. This is sch a dog friendly beach with a side of the beach set up for...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the BEST dog friendly beach I have visited. Our pup is always so excited to go and meet other dog friends. It seems there is a good mix of all sizes of dogs and they are friendly. There are restrooms easily available as...More

Thank desertminky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely beach to visit before or after dining at the Boathouse. The walk from the parking lot/restaurant isn't tough at all if you have little kids and the beach itself is clean and not overly crowded. There are some picnic tables behind...More

Thank Rubysoho111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was quite a drive for us from Santa Clarita, but there are few and far between beaches for dogs in LA County, especially where they can be off leash. This beach is for dogs--not enticing for people. Bring an umbrella and a love for...More

Thank Nanilani
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a nice beach with limited parking...great for people watching with their dogs...surf is not big making it perfect for smaller kids...get there before 11 to get a parking spot...5 minute drive from state street

Thank 3DGs
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We frequent this beach year round for it's accessibility and dog friendly (south) environment. Excellent for sunset viewing and long beach walks at low tide. Beware of summer crowds and a full parking lot.

Thank Doreen E
Reviewed 5 June 2017

If you go south, you can unleash your dog and have a blast. If you go north, within 5 minutes you'll leave most of the crowd behind and have a wonderful walk/hike/run at the base of sea cliffs and pounding surf. Very photogenic, very cool,...More

1  Thank Steve P
Reviewed 30 May 2017

hendrys is awesome. For 17.5 years my dog Mr. Petey and I came here. When he was a baby of 4 months he learned to love the smell of the ocean and as a youngster he loved to body surf out to get logs ten...More

1  Thank anne f
Reviewed 25 May 2017

You can walk forever on this beach, either side. After a super long walk, stop by at the restaurant for happy hour. It is magical in September as the sunset are the most spectacular!

1  Thank thefrenchpro
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