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Great beach

This is a lovely beach to visit before or after dining at the Boathouse. The walk from the parking... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2017
Westminster, Colorado
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Dog Beach Day

This was quite a drive for us from Santa Clarita, but there are few and far between beaches for... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2017
Santa Clarita, California
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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 July 6, 2017 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 July 2, 2017 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 June 29, 2017

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 June 15, 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 June 5, 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 May 30, 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

2  Thank anne f
Reviewed May 25, 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
Reviewed April 30, 2017

We spent several hours here getting some sun and people and dog watching. There was a nice viewpoint that could be reached from the steps that started at the front corner of the restaurant. One of the Channel Islands could be seen off in the...More

1  Thank dragonflytw65
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Great beach for walking and spectacular views. Parking available although the lot is pretty small and there is a restaurant

Thank Carol M
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

It started to rain when we were at Arroyo Burro beach, but we didn't care! Our dog was able to run around, kids were able to play in the sand and enjoyed the shores of Santa Barbara. Great beach to stop at on a road...More

Thank Alyssa C
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