Thursday, December 8, 2016

Arroyo Burro Beach

Arroyo Burro Beach is also known as Hendry's Beach (after the owners of a nearby farm). I have fond memories of coming here as a kid! This is a dog friendly beach near the Mesa and Hope Ranch. 

Directions: Take the 101N from Santa Barbara to the Las Positas exit. Turn left and follow Las Positas Rd to the end. Take a right at the T onto Cliff Drive. Turn left into the parking lot (preferably the second left at the base of the hill).

There are bathrooms
There are foot and body showers.
There is a restaurant for food options.
This is a beach where you can bring your dog.
There is dedicated parking and the beach is only steps away.

Parking is limited on a busy day.
The restaurant is not kid friendly or quick.
It is a very popular beach on busy days. This is not a beach where it is easy to socially distance.
It is the only official dog beach in Santa Barbara with off leash areas. Of course, it is hard to keep a happy dog contained to a specific area. 
The beach is next to a creek that does bring water into the ocean. I steer further away from the creek.

Arroyo Burro to the East toward Shoreline Beach

Arroyo Burro to the West toward Hope Ranch Beach