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Butterfly Beach

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Address: Montecito, CA
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A beautiful stretch of beach in front of the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel.

A beautiful stretch of beach in front of the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel.

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My favorite beach

Beautiful, quiet, majestic beach....across from the Biltmore Hotel (which I like to think of as my ladies room near the beach).......go for the lovely walks and the beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Montecito, California
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Montecito, California
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful, quiet, majestic beach....across from the Biltmore Hotel (which I like to think of as my ladies room near the beach).......go for the lovely walks and the beautiful sunsets. I live in Santa Barbara and I always feel like I am on vacation at Butterfly Beach.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful, unspoiled beach with plenty of free parking. Just lovely. No bathrooms available for the public.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

If you have a few hours bike from the volleyball courts in East Beach, past the zoo and bird refuge lake, around the historic cemetery, to the beautiful Butterfly Beach. This is one of my favorite beaches in Santa Barnara. If the tide is low, walk towards Miramar Beach and enjoy the beach cottages and old mansions above the sand.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite beaches to walk. Especially at low tide I park at the Biltmore on the road and then walk to the East (left) You can walk a long ways and enjoy the surf and homes and dogs and people Do watch it because your feet may have tar in them I keep a rag and... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Have been coming to butterfly beach for 50 years. The best. Butterfly has gotten noticeably more crowded in recent years in the summertime. Parking mildly challenging on weekends. The best time of year is any time but summer, as all locals know. I had to finally review the beach, as one recent reviewer mentioned "no sunsets". Huh? Picture attached. No... More 

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Thank Jkwusa
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Santa Barbara is an incredible place and Butterfly Beach is a top spot. Easy to park and walking distance to great restaurants, you should not miss it! Long beaches with soft sand make Santa Barbara a perfect spot for locals and tourists.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Enjoyed a pleasant afternoon here soaking up the sun and swimming. Finding a parking could be a problem as space is restricted.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful few hours at this unspoilt Californian beach. We were with 4 teenagers.... Took a picnic and drinks as nowhere near to get refreshments! Sea was glorious and kids spent a good while In the sea ! Definitely recommend!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

I love this beach because you can wander and wonder. And, if you wish you can rent a kayak. The ocean view is beautiful. However, you will not see a sun setting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Butterfly Beach is a public beach, across the street from the Four Seasons Biltmore. You can walk for a ways in either direction, and even as the tide gets higher it's fun to wade in. When we were there, the waves were pretty high, which was great for watching surfers and even doing some body jumping for the brave set.... More 

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