We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Arroyo Burro County Beach Park

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

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
dragonflytw65
,
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 4 weeks ago
Carol M
,
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Read all 272 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“great beach” (22 reviews)
“dog beach” (21 reviews)
“off leash” (17 reviews)
LOCATION
2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
CONTACT
Website
(805) 884-0459
Write a Review
Reviews (272)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 272 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank dragonflytw65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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

Thank cintuchi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank herbulous
Reviewed 31 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 25 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 9 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
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Boathouse at Hendry's Beach
774 reviews
.02 km away
Mesa Verde Restaurant
211 reviews
1.90 km away
Mesa Cafe & Bar
72 reviews
1.97 km away
Rose Cafe
25 reviews
2.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Shoreline Park
435 reviews
3.77 km away
State Street
2,129 reviews
4.14 km away
Douglas Family Preserve
47 reviews
.54 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Arroyo Burro County Beach Park staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit