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Nice Beach!

While the Cabrillo Beach is very large, Arroyo Burro (aka Hendry's Beach) has a nice atmosphere... read more

Reviewed May 2, 2012
Christopher P
,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
have leash free beach

loved this leash free beach! clean and nice long stretch of beach

Reviewed April 25, 2012
lissa_ror
,
los angeles, ca
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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.
As featured in Best of Santa Barbara
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2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-1024
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(805) 884-0459
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Reviewed May 2, 2012

While the Cabrillo Beach is very large, Arroyo Burro (aka Hendry's Beach) has a nice atmosphere, tucked between two cliffs. There's a nice seafood restaurant available, and dogs are welcome (leash rules are posted). A personal favorite location!

Date of experience: April 2012
Thank Christopher P
Reviewed April 25, 2012

loved this leash free beach! clean and nice long stretch of beach

Date of experience: April 2012
Thank lissa_ror
Reviewed April 23, 2012

Uncrowded beach with a good restaurant. It was fun!

Date of experience: April 2012
Thank ohiotraveler120
Reviewed April 15, 2012

Great little beach for walks, ocean relaxing. Dog friendly in parts. Parking can be tight on weekends in summer.

Date of experience: February 2012
Thank GrannyA
Reviewed April 12, 2012

Our visit to the Arroyo Burro County Beach Park was a flat-line experience. Don't waste your time. See other places in Santa Barbara.

Date of experience: April 2012
Thank Samuel O
Reviewed April 9, 2012

Heard by two locals as we sat in our chairs reading; "I wouldn't wear my new suit here. The last time I did it was ruined by tar!" Not exactly what you want to hear if you're thinking of enjoying a day at the beach.

Date of experience: April 2012
Thank pweingrow
Reviewed April 5, 2012

Great cafe on the beach with good breakfasts and decent happy hour specials, showers for rinsing off wetsuits or kids, and good direct access to the beach. Small beach break waves for surf or boogie boarders. Lots of locals walking dogs.

Date of experience: March 2012
Thank pnicky
Reviewed April 4, 2012

I suppose it depends on day of the week, time of day, but when I last went it was so crowded, I didn't really enjoy it much. If you walk and walk, you can leave it all behind, however. Watch out for the tar, too.

Date of experience: January 2012
Thank L. K
Reviewed March 16, 2012

Several things make this one of the nicest places to beach walk. First, you can take your dog offleash if you choose to go in the Easterly direction or visit wonderful tidepools, "caves" and very interesting beach rocks covered in sealife if you walk west....More

Date of experience: December 2011
Thank kstmetal
Reviewed March 16, 2012

Unfortunately the car park does not open until six in the morning otherwise I would be there at three! A great place for a dawn walk although look up when the tide times are before leaving, otherwise you might get stranded or your walk cut...More

Date of experience: January 2012
Thank alanheath1961
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