Arroyo Burro County Beach Park, Santa Barbara

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#5 of 17 in Parks in Santa Barbara
Stroll along the shore at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park, where you can look for whales, swim and surf the waves, or go surf fishing instead. For those who prefer dry land, explore the sandy beach or take a ride along the equestrian trails. Keep in mind that the park is popular with dog owners, so expect some canine visitors. Grassy areas are equipped with picnic tables, but get an authentic experience by joining locals at the onsite restaurant. Add Arroyo Burro County Beach Park and other attractions to your Santa Barbara trip itinerary using our Santa Barbara trip planner .
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  • 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. Lovel...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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 o...  more »

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Blessed with a mild climate and lush location, Santa Barbara remains a playground for the rich and famous, so it's no surprise that accommodations can be extremely expensive here. The priciest hotels are near the water, so before you make your reservations, decide if staying beachside fits into your budget. You can find more affordable rooms at any one of the area's small motels, located just blocks from the beaches. These offer secure parking, cable TV, and free Wi-Fi.
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