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The Central Coast Sights

Arroyo Burro Beach

  • Cliff Dr. and Las Positas Rd. Map It
  • Santa Barbara
  • Beach–Sight

Updated 05/18/2015

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The beach's usually gentle surf makes it ideal for families with young children. It's a local favorite because you can walk for miles in both directions when tides are low. Leashed dogs are allowed on the main stretch of beach and westward; they are allowed to romp off-leash east of the slough at the beach entrance. The parking lots fill early on weekends and throughout the summer, but the park is relatively quiet at other times. Walk along the beach just a few hundreds yards away from the main steps at the entrance to escape crowds on warm-weather days. Surfers, swimmers, standup paddlers, and boogie boarders regularly ply the waves, and photographers come often to catch the vivid sunsets. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguard in summer; parking, showers, toilets. Best for: sunset; surfing; swimming; walking.

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Cliff Dr. and Las Positas Rd., Santa Barbara, California, 93109, United States

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Updated 05/18/2015


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