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Arroyo Burro County Beach Park

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Address: 2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Phone Number:
(805) 884-0459

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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My favorite beach in the area

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... read more

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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91 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 day.. Ready to go back 🏖

Thank cintuchi
Carpinteria, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
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127 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 off its leach. When you get tired of the sand, there is a nice grassy... More 

Thank sssnancysss
Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 the sunset over the ocean. (got this tip on the TA forum). Santa Barbara sunset... More 

Thank herbulous
Davis, California
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 jg1004
San Juan Capistrano, California
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393 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 Sunday.

Thank CaTraveler7777
Brigantine, New Jersey
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 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 from both inside and outside tables. Also known as Hendry's Beach, this is a great... More 

1 Thank mrmoyer
Ventura, California
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160 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 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 understand this is also a great beach for collecting sea glass, although I didn't make... More 

2 Thank VtaTraveler
Santa Barbara, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 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
Port Jefferson, New York
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 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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