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My favorite beach

Wonderful beach. Lots of parking and nice restrooms and showers. Great beach for long walks and a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SharonS2355
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Onyx
Beautiful beach and area!

We hiked the Douglas Wilderness area and you get fantastic views of the beach from his area... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
okatty
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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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.
As featured in Best of Santa Barbara
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2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-1024
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(805) 884-0459
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to see this as it was close to our base. Lots of dog walkers, walkers and sightseers on the long sandy beach. We were disgusted with the amount of poo bags and excrement left on the beach. 2 separate dog walkers allowed their dogs...More

Thank neil g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful beach. Lots of parking and nice restrooms and showers. Great beach for long walks and a nice sitting area and wonderful restaurant

Thank SharonS2355
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We hiked the Douglas Wilderness area and you get fantastic views of the beach from his area. Access the trail from the parking area. Then hit the beach. Lots of happy dogs!

Thank okatty
Reviewed 2 September 2018

There are many beaches, and we have been to 4 beaches, Santa Claus, Santa Barbara, one I can't remember anymore and this one. This one was the best! So beautiful!

1  Thank Mi N
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We loved this beach, feels hidden. Not overly crowded, beautiful views. We saw dolphins one morning as we walked the beach. Could easily swim here if you wanted (many do), build sand castles, look for shells or just soak up the sun. A favorite spot...More

1  Thank Shannon E
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Pleasant putdoor restaurant with excellent beech view.Good beech for a long walk popular with dogs take sun cream and a hat

Thank Nick J
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Great place to walk and get away from the crowds if you so desire. Public Bathrooms have improved. Snack bar if needed! Crowded by the parking lot, but walk a ways down and you'll practically have the place to yourself.

Thank Dianne V
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Long waiting time but you can take a walk on the beach. Admire the ocean and the people and enjoy life.

Thank JerrysGuzzi
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Arroyo Burro County Beach Park offers a beautiful beach which is both dog and kid friendly. There is a part of beach which is leash-free for dog and other part is great for kids. There were couple of kindergarten groups enjoying their day there. Also...More

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 31 July 2018

As you face the ocean, the beach to the left is leash-free. The beach on the right requires leashes and is home to one of Santa Barbara's best restaurants, the Boat House. Both the beach and the restaurant are very popular and parking can be...More

1  Thank Ruhskis
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