Arroyo Burro County Beach Park, known locally as “Hendry’s Beach,” is a long stretch of beach that runs along picturesque bluffs, adjacent to the Douglas Family Preserve. A local favorite, this family-friendly beach is good for swimming, surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, fishing, and more. Santa Barbara County Parks offers free-of-charge beach wheelchairs at Arroyo Burro, and Lifeguards are on duty during the summer season.
It is also a popular dog beach, where four-legged friends are allowed year-round. Although dogs must be leashed at all times while at Arroyo Burro (and all County Parks), dogs can be off-leash east of a small creek that’s just a couple minutes walk down the beach. Finish playtime with a warm bath at the self-service dog wash station.
Arroyo Burro has two parking lots with an MTD bus stop, a grassy park with picnic tables, BBQ grills, an educational Watershed Resource Center, and public restrooms with outdoor showers.
The Boathouse is an ocean-front bar, restaurant, and snack bar open seven days a week.