Better known as Hendry’s Beach, Arroyo Burro Beach Park is a great place to walk, sun, swim and relax. You can run or hike a long way on the beach, especially traveling west. If you have a dog, the east portion of the beach, across from Arroyo Burro Creek, is off-leash, and there are self-serve dog wash stations. For swimmers and surfers, there are outdoor showers for people, too.
In addition to the beach, the park includes an estuary and interpretive signage about the importance of watershed resources and restoration.
2981 Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County
7.9 mi (biking)
Beach Activities, BBQ, Birdwatching, Dog Off-Leash, Hiking (beach), Picnicking, Relaxing, Running, Studying/Reading, Surfing, Swimming, Viewing, Walking, Watchable Wildlife
Douglas Family Preserve is right next to Arroyo Burro Beach (ABB), and can be accessed from the ABB parking lot. The Douglas Family Preserve is one of the Great Destinations described on this website.