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My favorite beach

Wonderful beach. Lots of parking and nice restrooms and showers. Great beach for long walks and a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
SharonS2355
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Onyx
Beautiful beach and area!

We hiked the Douglas Wilderness area and you get fantastic views of the beach from his area... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
okatty
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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“great beach”(26 reviews)
“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.
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 5 days ago

Wonderful beach. Lots of parking and nice restrooms and showers. Great beach for long walks and a nice sitting area and wonderful restaurant

Thank SharonS2355
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked the Douglas Wilderness area and you get fantastic views of the beach from his area. Access the trail from the parking area. Then hit the beach. Lots of happy dogs!

Thank okatty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many beaches, and we have been to 4 beaches, Santa Claus, Santa Barbara, one I can't remember anymore and this one. This one was the best! So beautiful!

1  Thank Mi N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this beach, feels hidden. Not overly crowded, beautiful views. We saw dolphins one morning as we walked the beach. Could easily swim here if you wanted (many do), build sand castles, look for shells or just soak up the sun. A favorite spot...More

1  Thank Shannon E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant putdoor restaurant with excellent beech view.Good beech for a long walk popular with dogs take sun cream and a hat

Thank Nick J
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Great place to walk and get away from the crowds if you so desire. Public Bathrooms have improved. Snack bar if needed! Crowded by the parking lot, but walk a ways down and you'll practically have the place to yourself.

Thank Dianne V
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Long waiting time but you can take a walk on the beach. Admire the ocean and the people and enjoy life.

Thank JerrysGuzzi
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Arroyo Burro County Beach Park offers a beautiful beach which is both dog and kid friendly. There is a part of beach which is leash-free for dog and other part is great for kids. There were couple of kindergarten groups enjoying their day there. Also...More

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 31 July 2018

As you face the ocean, the beach to the left is leash-free. The beach on the right requires leashes and is home to one of Santa Barbara's best restaurants, the Boat House. Both the beach and the restaurant are very popular and parking can be...More

1  Thank Ruhskis
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Want your pup to run free, off leash and have a great time? This is the place to be! Visited for a few hours and couldn't be happier. Clean beach, lots of doggies and the water was comfy and cool on a hot day.

Thank one_traveling_german
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