Arroyo Burro County Beach Park889 Votes Currently Closed
Referred to as Hendry's Beach by the locals, with much fondness, this is the perfect place to meet for either brunch or get a cocktail at sunset. A picturesque beach park, one can stroll or jog along the sandy shore, watch for whales, surf fish, swim, or ride the wild surf – this really is the complete recreational beach experience. You’ll often find the wide, spacious beach overrun with happy kids and dogs.
Known primarily for its gorgeous sandy beaches, you will also find a cool grassy area for picnics and playing areas.
Located just 5 miles west of Santa Barbara's city centre,the park is well-equipped for you to have a ball of a time – flush with BBQ Grills, beach access, benches and picnic tables, Equestrian trails, fishing area, restaurants, restrooms and seasonal lifeguards. There is also scope for bird watching.
This is also a fun destination for a field trip as one of the special features of the Santa Barbara County Beach Park include the Watershed Resource Centre, a site for education programs that enhance awareness about watershed resources and the impact of human activities on these. Additionally, you will also learn how watershed restoration helps in improving water quality and how the community can protect creeks, wetlands and other water bodies.
Arroyo Burro County Beach Park Travel Tips
- If you’re driving here, bear in mind that the park is located 5 miles west of Santa Barbara's city centre on Cliff Drive near Hope Ranch.Take Las Positas Road south to Cliff Drive from Highway 101. Turn right and travel 1/2 mile to the park entrance.
How to Reach Arroyo Burro County Beach Park
- The MTD bus on Line 5 - Mesa/La Cumbre will drop you off right at the entrance of Santa Barbara County Beach House.
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56.27% of people who visit Santa Barbara include Arroyo Burro County Beach Park in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
27.45% of people start their Arroyo Burro County Beach Park visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Arroyo Burro County Beach Park
92.83% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Arroyo Burro County Beach Park
Arroyo Burro County Beach Park Reviews & Ratings
The beach is great, we do not live in this city we were just passing by so my experience might be different than what most everyday beach goers experience. The biggest issue is the amount of people that the park attracts and the number of parking spaces it has. I circled the park maybe 4 time before finding a parking space. Other than that, the beach experience was nice, the people are so friendly and everyone is very courteous to everyone else. You'll be able to see a lot of cute doggies there too.
Discovered this beach today and so glad we did. Had a great time best part was watching all the dogs running around living their best life. Life guard was on duty so my guard was a little down knowing my kids were going to be safe. I highly recommend this beach for families and their dogs.
Pricing but worth it. The sea food was fresh and their drinks were well crafted. I can't complain because I had a good experience. The view was the best, being next to the ocean while the beautiful California sun was setting is a delightful experience.
This park is so cute and an awesome beach to take your dogs. Theres a leashed and off leash section, they have signs telling you which is which. The parking gets really full really fast so I suggest getting there early if you can, but sunset on this beach is pretty amazing too, you just may have to circle while you wait for a spot to open up. Highly recommend going here with your dogs as there are very few dog beaches in California!
I love that my dog can be of leash here. She loves running around and every dog we've ran into there is so very well behaved!