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Arroyo Burro County Beach Park

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Address: 2981 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
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(805) 884-0459
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The locals call it Hendry's Beach, a place to meet for breakfast or a...

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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Great Beach

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!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Santa Barbara, California
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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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!

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Port Jefferson, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Waukee, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I almost didn't stop by this beach but the Boathouse lured me in. So glad I decided to take a chance. The beach is lovely for sea glass hunting if you are so included. It's not as sandy as a few of the other beaches, but it's certainly a good one to walk and seems to draw the attraction of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The perfect place to go for a walk on the beach especially if you have a dog or just want sit on a bench and enjoy that Santa Barbara beach scenery. With great views even from the parking this is must see attraction.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was amazed at how warm the water was for November-and how nice the beach was since it allows dogs. It is a beautiful beach.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

About once a week, we local SBers find our way to Arroyo Burro, aka Hendry's after the family that farmed here long ago. 1. Sand beach walking -- with or without dogs. An ordinance restricts dogs from the west side of the south-facing beach and encourages them on the east, 2. At the foot of the palisades - so there... More 

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

It's the perfect spot to watch the sunset when in Santa Barbara. There's terrific vistas and the Boathouse for sundowners, but the parking requires patience.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Whenever I'm in Santa Barbara, I hang out as often as possible at this beach (also known to some as Hendry's Beach because Hendry's Boat House Restaurant is located there). The free parking can fill up quickly, depending on the time of year. Locals will bring their dog to the off-leash beach dog park. Tourists and locals alike gather at... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

In the winter with the minus tides, this is a great place to see the sea life and enjoy a south cost beach. We were there on a clear winter eve when the sun set with the fabled green flash! Everyone gasped!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Not only is this beach dog friendly, but it is the most scenic beach in Santa Barbara. Ample parking, with a popular restaurant on the property. While you're here be sure to Google "Douglas Family Preserve" which is close by and a "social event for dogs"!

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