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Arroyo Burro County Beach Park

2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
(805) 884-0459
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Beautiful scenery

We spent several hours here getting some sun and people and dog watching. There was a nice... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Palm Harbor, Florida
Have to make the trip if you are in Santa Barbara

Great beach for walking and spectacular views. Parking available although the lot is pretty small... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Carol M
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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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” (19 reviews)
2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
(805) 884-0459
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

We spent several hours here getting some sun and people and dog watching. There was a nice viewpoint that could be reached from the steps that started at the front corner of the restaurant. One of the Channel Islands could be seen off in the...More

1  Thank dragonflytw65
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Great beach for walking and spectacular views. Parking available although the lot is pretty small and there is a restaurant

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

It started to rain when we were at Arroyo Burro beach, but we didn't care! Our dog was able to run around, kids were able to play in the sand and enjoyed the shores of Santa Barbara. Great beach to stop at on a road...More

Thank Alyssa C
Reviewed 23 April 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 22 April 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 17 April 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 31 March 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 30 March 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 jg1004
Reviewed 24 March 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 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...More

1  Thank mrmoyer
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