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Arroyo Burro County Beach Park

2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
(805) 884-0459
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Tar pollution what a shame

Rather than go to the beach in L.A we decided to go up the coast to Santa Barbara and thought we... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Phil B
York, United Kingdom
via mobile
I love this beach and my dogs love it even more

This is a small beach that allows dogs to be off-leash. They have a restaurant that always packed... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
California City, 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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“dog beach” (25 reviews)
“great beach” (24 reviews)
“off leash” (18 reviews)
2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
(805) 884-0459
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Rather than go to the beach in L.A we decided to go up the coast to Santa Barbara and thought we had found an idyllic area of beach at Arroyo Burro ( aka Hendrys), unfortunately the tar present on the beach clung to us all...More

Thank Phil B
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This is a small beach that allows dogs to be off-leash. They have a restaurant that always packed. So dog friendly is it that they recently built a really cute dog rest area where you can tie your dog in their own park like setting...More

1  Thank Off2SeeItAll
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Dogs are great, but this beach could use some more definition of where people without pups could enjoy the beach. Lovely views and a built-in eatery make this place superb for a sunset meal. If there are showers here, we couldn't find them. Beach was...More

Thank globalandlocaltravel
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We were heading up the coast and entered Santa Barbara and wanted o catch a cool beach here. We looked this place up and went and we weren’t disappointed. This is sch a dog friendly beach with a side of the beach set up for...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is the BEST dog friendly beach I have visited. Our pup is always so excited to go and meet other dog friends. It seems there is a good mix of all sizes of dogs and they are friendly. There are restrooms easily available as...More

Thank desertminky
Reviewed 6 July 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 3 July 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 29 June 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 15 June 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 5 June 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
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