- Park Features
- Fun Fact!
- Beach Wheelchairs
- Special Features
BBQ Grills, Beach Access, Benches or Picnic Tables, Bird Watching, Equestrian Trails, Fishing, Restaurant or Snacks, Restrooms, Surfing, Swimming, seasonal lifeguards.
In 1947, six acres of Arroyo Burro Beach Park were purchased from the State of California, and an additional 6.8 acres were leased. In 1968, the State granted this leased land to the County. In the 1990s, an additional acre for parking was dedicated to the County by a private land trust.
Santa Barbara County Parks is proud to offer a free-of-charge beach wheelchair at this location. The wheelchairs were acquired through the California Coastal Commission's Whale Tail Grants Program. Reservations are recommended prior to your visit. (805) 687-3714 or (805) 729-7508
Arroyo Burro Beach Park is a popular destination for our four-legged friends, whether it be to splash among the lapping waves, take a scenic walk on the bluffs of the Douglas Family Preserve or get a warm bath in one of our self-serve dog wash stations. Dogs must be leashed at all times while at Arroyo Beach Park and all County Parks; however, just adjacent to the park is the Douglas Family Preserve where dogs may roam off-leash. Dogs may also be off-leash on the beach just east of the creek.
The Watershed Resource Center is a site for community and student education programs that enhance our awareness about the importance of watershed resources, how these resources are impacted by human activities, the role watershed restoration plays in improving water quality, and ways that our community can actively protect our creeks, wetlands, and ocean. To schedule field trips or community programs and for additional information about the WRC, contact Lindsay at (805) 884-0459 x16 or email email@example.com.
Arroyo Burro Beach County Park is located 5 miles west of Santa Barbara's city center on Cliff Drive near Hope Ranch. From Highway 101 take Las Positas Road south to Cliff Drive. Turn right and travel 1/2 mile to the park entrance.
Arroyo Burro Beach is definitely the top dog beach I've visited throughout the years. I used to frequent Arroyo with my father and our childhood dog, and have continued to keep this tradition alive with my Australian Shepard, Sheila.
- (805) 687-3714
Arroyo Burro Beach has a portion set aside for unleashed dogs. The best dog beach we have ever been. Beautiful setting with the ocean and high cliffs as the backdrop.
- 2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, 93109-1024, California
Arroyo Burro Beach, also known as Hendry's Beach by local residents, is a public beach in Santa Barbara County, California. Located off of Cliff Drive, it is the terminus of Arroyo Burro Creek, and stands at the foot of the Santa Barbara coastal bluffs of the Wilcox Property (i.e. Douglas Family Preserve), which is adjacent to the east.
- 13.8 acres (6 ha)
- Santa Barbara County Community Services Department - Parks Division
- 8am - Sunset
- Cliff Drive, near Hope Ranch in Santa Barbara, California; Located about 5 mi (8.0 km) west of Santa Barbara's city center.
Arroyo Burro Beach County Park is the official name of what Santa Barbara locals call Hendry’s Beach. This beach is surrounded by tall bluffs with parks and trails on top including the Douglas Family Preserve, a wooded space saved from development by locals and even Michael Douglas who named it in honor of his father Kirk.
- 2981 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Jul 22, 2020 · This off-leash beach in City of Santa Barbara is the beach that runs below the Douglas Family Preserve -- it begins east of the slough at Arroyo Burro Beach (the locals call it Hendry's Beach), and stretches almost to the steps at Mesa Lane. The fallen eucalyptus trees are considered the eastern boundary.
- 2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA, US, 93109
- (805) 687-3714
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Arroyo Burro Beach Loop is a 1.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Santa Barbara, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Length 1.3 miElevation gain 88 ftRoute type Loop
The park offers plenty of places for picnics and barbecues, equipment for the kids to play on and a stairway leading down to the beach, where you can enjoy a quiet walk along the cliffs all the way to Arroyo Burro Beach. The path continues northeast from Shoreline Park as a coastal trail with amazing views of the ocean.
- Santa Barbara Beach Trail, Bakersfield, CA, California
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