Been dreaming of a vacation that includes that furry friend of yours?  Then Santa Barbara may be the perfect destination for you!  With miles of stunning beaches to roam, trails and parks in abundance, and plenty of pet-friendly accommodations, it checks all the boxes for the ideal getaway with your pup!

Ready to let your dog stretch their legs while you take in some of the best that Santa Barbara has to offer?  Head to Arroyo Burro Beach, affectionately known as “Hendry’s Beach,” which allows dogs to roam off-leash.  You can walk along the bluffs of Douglas Family Preserve, splash in the waves, or even enjoy some of the food and beverage options that are located there.  They even have a self-serve dog wash station!  Our Palisades Beach House is just a short walk from here, boasts 3 bedrooms, and is a prime location on the Mesa. 

Shoreline Park is another great spot to let your pup do some exploring, and is one of the most popular spots overlooking the ocean and the harbor.  Dogs are allowed on-leash here, and it offers 15 acres to roam.  Restrooms are on-site, and there are walking paths and plenty of green space.  Our Modern Sea Escape is the ideal location to enjoy this park.  It’s a 3-bedroom seaside oasis, with amazing indoor-outdoor living spaces and a trove of amenities.  Truly a slice of heaven in Santa Barbara!

Hammond’s Beach is another popular place to enjoy with your pet.  It’s the home of one of the more famous surf spots near Santa Barbara, and offers some great opportunities for you and your dog to roam.  But keep in mind they must be on-leash here.  If you’d like to stay nearby, Hammonds Beach House is the perfect spot.  With its private yard and decked patio, you’ll enjoy this home and be looking forward to returning to it!

Want to experience a little more of the culture, history, and vibes of Santa Barbara?  Then a stay at Villa Castillo or Casa Azzurra fits the bill.  You’ll find that many of the merchants and dining spots in Santa Barbara are welcoming to pets.  Enjoy the mild temperatures and stunning sunsets while you relax in the many outdoor seating areas that are pet-friendly.  Casa Azzurra is located right at the hub of Santa Barbara’s famous West Beach neighborhood, and this 1904 vacation rental boasts two private master suites and an additional bedroom with half bathroom – all just two blocks from State Street, The Funk Zone and Pier!  And our Villa Castillo property is one of a kind.  Boasting 5 separate villas, it can be booked individually or as one unit, offering up to 7 bedrooms for larger groups or families.  And your well-behaved furry friend is most certainly welcome.  You’ll love this newly renovated boutique-style accommodation nestled between downtown Santa Barbara and State Street.

From dog-friendly beaches to scenic parks, Santa Barbara offers a ton of activities that allow you to create lifelong memories with your furry companion. So, why leave your loyal pup behind when you can enjoy a dog-friendly adventure together?  At Haller Coastal Homes, we are dog-lovers ourselves.  And we’d love to help you plan that special Santa Barbara getaway with yours! Just reach out today!