Arroyo Burro Beach

Santa Barbara, California
Managed by SB Channelkeeper

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.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . SB Channelkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
22°C
Clear and sunny
MONITORING FREQUENCY

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

SOURCE INFORMATION

Water quality at this beach is currently monitored by the Public Health Department, County of Santa Barbara. Results are updated weekly online and via the Ocean Water Quality Hotline (681-4949). During the winter months of 2008-2012, water at select beaches was tested by Santa Barbara Channelkeeper and the City of Santa Barbara to ensure that there was beach water quality information available to local surfers and other ocean users year round.

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

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.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Arroyo Burro Beach

Santa Barbara, California
Managed by SB Channelkeeper

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . SB Channelkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
22°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 this beach is currently monitored by the Public Health Department, County of Santa Barbara. Results are updated weekly online and via the Ocean Water Quality Hotline (681-4949). During the winter months of 2008-2012, water at select beaches was tested by Santa Barbara Channelkeeper and the City of Santa Barbara to ensure that there was beach water quality information available to local surfers and other ocean users year round.

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

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.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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