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Arroyo Burro County Beach Park

2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-1024
(805) 884-0459
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Off Leash Dog beach is the best!

My Golden Retriever had a blast playing with dozens of free range friends on this dramatic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
nedsbarn
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Atlanta, Georgia
Go off-hours

We went here twice: once on a Sunday and once during the day on Monday. The difference in the... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
intlwanderlust
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“dog beach” (25 reviews)
“great beach” (25 reviews)
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2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-1024
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(805) 884-0459
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"dog beach"
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"great beach"
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"boathouse restaurant"
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"hendry's beach"
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"off leash"
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"low tide"
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"favorite beach"
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"dog wash"
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"dogs love"
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"sea glass"
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"baby oil"
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"dogs running"
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"happy dogs"
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"poop bags"
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"dog run"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My Golden Retriever had a blast playing with dozens of free range friends on this dramatic cliff-lined beach.

Thank nedsbarn
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

We went here twice: once on a Sunday and once during the day on Monday. The difference in the number of people and even the atmosphere was like night and day. If I'd only gone on Sunday, the review would be 4/5 but because we...More

Thank intlwanderlust
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Our dog loves the ocean and she had plenty of it at this glorious beach. To the left of the parking lot, dogs are free to run off leash along half a mile of golden sand. There's even a self-service dog wash for cleaning up...More

Thank harvey6274
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

The weather was great on a busy Sunday. Parking was full and required patience, but well worth the wait. We walked north along the beach and eventually left the crowds behind. This is a beautiful beach. I would love to return on a weekday, and...More

Thank Pamela L
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Parking lot always busy but I walk to this beach along the shoreline from other beaches. Just watch the tide. Dog area at this beach.

Thank S A
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

I have walked this beach since I have lived in SB. A go to place except for parking during crowded times. Early morning wonderful . If you have a dog the off leash part of the beach is a fabulous walk, to the left, especially...More

Thank katheemiller
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

For decades now, this beach has been a walkers/ explores beach. It requires knowing the tide charts before walking out long distances and not being able to get back. There is a restaurant on the beach for breakfast and lunch. Parking can be an issue.

Thank BlakievanHemert
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

We come here every time in Santa Barbara. Yes, it is a dog beach but dogs only allowed off leash on left side. Must be on leash on right. Have never seen aggressive dogs in 30 years going there. Lovely shore, surf and sand. The...More

Thank nswanson
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

When we visit Santa Barbara, we try to walk this beach most days. Lots of cute dogs and nice dog owners, plus a great breakfast place add to the great views on this beach.

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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

If you like dogs, this is your beach. If you like quiet beaches without the risk of stepping in doo or being affronted by an assortment of other people's dogs... Arroyo Burro is not your beach. Good owners follow the leash rules, but it seems...More

Thank steven c
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