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Santa Barbara's favorite dog beach

This beach, called Hendry's Beach by locals because it used to belong to the Hendry family, is... read more

Reviewed February 24, 2012
Santa Barbara, California
My favorite beach

Love the setting, the rocks, the view, the water. The only thing I don't like about this beach is... read more

Reviewed February 16, 2012
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  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“great beach”(27 reviews)
“dog beach”(25 reviews)
“off leash”(19 reviews)
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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed November 11, 2014

As Santa Barbara residents, we rarely set foot on East or West Beach, the only stretches of sand that the tourist community regularly visits. Why would we, when we have Arroyo Burro Beach (Hendry's Beach to locals).? From the SB Pier area, drive about ten...More

5  Thank Jiminsb
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 23, 2015

Pit bulls and other dogs are allowed to run free at Arroyo Burro Beach. (The locals call it Hendry's Beach, gentrification even in a name). The only things is that now, with all the pitbulls in shelters here, people are adopting them but ignorant on...More

4  Thank handicapped61
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Reviewed February 24, 2012

This beach, called Hendry's Beach by locals because it used to belong to the Hendry family, is Santa Barbara's favorite dog beach. You will see dogs of every size, shape and description when you come here. This is a good long beach, backed by cliffs...More

Thank HappyTrails12345
Reviewed February 16, 2012

Love the setting, the rocks, the view, the water. The only thing I don't like about this beach is all the dogs, lots and lots of dogs. The dogs are fun to watch, but... well... I feel a little unsafe with all of the dogs...More

Thank Karbose
Reviewed January 30, 2012

On a lovely day, there is no better beach to walk in Santa Barbara. Dog walkers go to the left and the rest of us to the right! Get there at sunset for a special experience. And, if you are hungry, stop at the Boat...More

Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed January 26, 2012

This park is a nice visit, with an estuary. The beach is pleasant and walkable, parking is free, and a restaurant is present for those who are hungry and want a nice view.

Thank rrankeney
Reviewed January 18, 2012

Just a gorgeous little beach, well of the beaten path. Nice little beachfront restaurant there.

Thank djkelly1
Reviewed January 15, 2012

This used to be a locals-only beach, but has now become popular for everyone. A great place to sit and look at waves or go for a walk. Good for short-board surfing too. If you have dogs, once at the beach, you go to the...More

Thank SallyG127
Reviewed January 5, 2012

This is a little piece of heaven for dog lovers and lovers alike. Its so picturesque and perfect for Fido. People are considerate and the dogs are well mannered. Its super clean and fun:) There is always a life guard on duty near the main...More

Thank Jared-Malia
Reviewed December 19, 2011

Great beach for a long walk. Check the tides before you start.

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