Santa Barbara Beaches

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Santa Barbara Beaches
It's often a four-way tie when Santa Barbara locals are asked about their favorite beaches. The west-facing golden strip of sand that is Butterfly Beach may be the best place to watch a sunset, but there aren't many amenities besides the surf, sand and rocks lining the seawall (unless you count the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara just across the road). There's street parking but it's tricky to secure come summer.

Hendry's Beach includes more sand, less surf and is conveniently located next to The Boathouse, an ideal spot with kid-friendly food and delicious alcoholic drinks. East Beach, while touristy, offers bike rentals, playgrounds, cafes, and plenty of other beach amenities. Arroyo Burro Beach is one of the few a dog-friendly beaches that, due to the tides, often is the spot for washed up treasures. Beachcombers get excited!
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