Santa Barbara > Activity Guide > Beaches > Hendry's Beach
Pros:  Officially named Arroyo Burro Beach, this beach is just a  ten minute drive along the Coast from downtown Santa Barbara.

Hendry's is secluded by towering cliffs and a curving coastline.  Surfers and children vie for territory as the waves tumble into shore.  Amenities include a restaurant and snack bar, outdoor showers, restrooms, free parking, and a grassy picnic area. 

Hendry's is centrally located to a great deal of other fun.  Elings Park is a half mile up Las Positas so you will often see hang gliders and paragliders launching from nearby cliffs.  Right next door to the beach is the Douglas Family Reserve, which features some of the most pristine cliffside terrain in all of Santa Barbara.

Cons:  When the parking's gone - the parking's gone.  There are no volleyball courts or random entertainment.  This is a beach for sand and surf enthusiasts.

Directions: Take 101 to Los Positas.  Turn away from the mountains.  When you come to a T-intersection and turn right. Take the second left at the base of a cliff.