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Arroyo Burro County Beach Park

2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
(805) 884-0459
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Great Off Leash Dog Beach & Sunset Viewing

We frequent this beach year round for it's accessibility and dog friendly (south) environment... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Doreen E
Outstanding dog beach as well as hiking

If you go south, you can unleash your dog and have a blast. If you go north, within 5 minutes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve P
Brea, 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 good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“dog beach” (22 reviews)
“great beach” (22 reviews)
“off leash” (17 reviews)
2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
(805) 884-0459
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

hendrys is awesome. For 17.5 years my dog Mr. Petey and I came here. When he was a baby of 4 months he learned to love the smell of the ocean and as a youngster he loved to body surf out to get logs ten...More

Thank anne f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can walk forever on this beach, either side. After a super long walk, stop by at the restaurant for happy hour. It is magical in September as the sunset are the most spectacular!

Thank thefrenchpro
Reviewed 1 May 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 25 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 24 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 23 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 18 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
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