Arroyo Burro Beach | Swim Guide

Arroyo Burro Beach

Santa Barbara, California

Known as Hendry’s Beach to locals, officially named Arroyo Burro Beach, this beach is in an ideal location with plenty of amenities including restrooms and a restaurant. During the winter low tides there are some excellent tidepools to explore. The parking lot does fill up on busy beach days, so plan accordingly.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 26th, 2021. Santa Barbara Channelkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 28th, 2021 at 12:18 PM.
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Current Weather
24°C
Clear and sunny
Monitoring Frequency

Arroyo Burro Beach is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st.

Source Information

Water quality at all beaches, unless otherwise noted, are currently monitored once per week by the Public Health Department, County of Santa Barbara. County results are uploaded weekly to Swim Guide by Santa Barbara Channelkeeper.

*Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services advises no swimming for 72 hours following a significant rainfall event.

Public Health Standards:
In California, maximum levels for bacteria are established for recreational waters. Single sample maximum levels are 235 E. coli/100 ml; 61 Enterococcus /100 ml; and 400 fecal coliform/100 ml; and 10,000 total coliform /100 ml. In waters designated for contact recreation, the median fecal coliform concentration based on a minimum of not less than five samples for any 30-day period shall not exceed 50/100 ml, nor shall more than ten percent of total samples during any 30-day period exceed 400/100 ml. Monitoring frequency varies across jurisdictions.

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Arroyo Burro Beach

Santa Barbara, California

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 26th, 2021. Santa Barbara Channelkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 28th, 2021 at 12:18 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
24°C
Clear and sunny

Known as Hendry’s Beach to locals, officially named Arroyo Burro Beach, this beach is in an ideal location with plenty of amenities including restrooms and a restaurant. During the winter low tides there are some excellent tidepools to explore. The parking lot does fill up on busy beach days, so plan accordingly.

Monitoring Frequency

Arroyo Burro Beach is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st.

Source Information

Water quality at all beaches, unless otherwise noted, are currently monitored once per week by the Public Health Department, County of Santa Barbara. County results are uploaded weekly to Swim Guide by Santa Barbara Channelkeeper.

*Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services advises no swimming for 72 hours following a significant rainfall event.

Public Health Standards:
In California, maximum levels for bacteria are established for recreational waters. Single sample maximum levels are 235 E. coli/100 ml; 61 Enterococcus /100 ml; and 400 fecal coliform/100 ml; and 10,000 total coliform /100 ml. In waters designated for contact recreation, the median fecal coliform concentration based on a minimum of not less than five samples for any 30-day period shall not exceed 50/100 ml, nor shall more than ten percent of total samples during any 30-day period exceed 400/100 ml. Monitoring frequency varies across jurisdictions.

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Water Quality Graph

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