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My favorite beach in the area

Little one but so inviting to walk around. Enjoy either side, the surfers even if you take your... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada
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The best all-around beach in Santa Barbara

Been going here for 40 years. Parking is tight on summer weekends. There's food! There's drinks... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2017
Carpinteria, California
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“dog beach”(25 reviews)
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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 April 23, 2017 via mobile

Little one but so inviting to walk around. Enjoy either side, the surfers even if you take your doggie can run around to the beach with out the leash.. On the left side, watch the signs.. Beautifully place to take picture even in a windy...More

1  Thank cintuchi
Reviewed April 22, 2017

Been going here for 40 years. Parking is tight on summer weekends. There's food! There's drinks! There's grass! There's showers! Be prepared for dogs.

Thank 107home
Reviewed April 17, 2017

This lively, popular county beach park is getting even better. There’s a new boardwalk to make walking from the parking lot much easier and safer (see photo). There is a fine beach and nearby a part of the beach where you can have your dog...More

Thank sssnancysss
Reviewed March 31, 2017

Popular park, with a good beach, nice resturant on site. We visited the park twice on the our one day visit to Santa Barbara. The day time visit was very nice but the key is this is the closest spot to Santa Barbara to see...More

1  Thank herbulous
Reviewed March 30, 2017

This is the most dramatic SB beach because of the high cliffs that surround it and the extensive unspoiled beach stretching in both directions below the cliffs. It also has one of the two best beach restaurants in the SB area, with great happy hour.

Thank 747jfg
Reviewed March 24, 2017

You are walking by the oceanfront cliffs with a spectacular beach with the ocean crashing on shore. The area by the restaurant is busy, but the crowd thins out considerably when you walk down the beach for a while. Parking can be tight on a...More

Thank CaTraveler7777
Reviewed March 8, 2017

We visited Arroyo Burro Beach with my elderly parents, and it was a great opportunity for them to see the vast beauty of the Pacific Ocean and beach without them having to walk across the sand. There's a great restaurant there offering guests spectacular views...More

1  Thank Mary M
Reviewed February 27, 2017

We loved our early-morning visit here. On a weekday, it was not crowded, although the restaurant looked fairly busy. I fell in love with the stairway to the lookout area. It must have been here for decades, and the railings simulating seaweed were great. I...More

2  Thank VtaTraveler
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Nice restaurant on the beach, bathrooms, great stretch of beach to walk along, nice surfing, parking an be a challenge sometimes, but parking is free, so can't complain too much!

Thank mountart
Reviewed February 13, 2017

This beach was so pretty and worth the walk from the parking area. Parking area does get very crowded. We had to park up the road a bit.

Thank Laina B
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