Among the most popular of Santa Barbara beaches is Hendry's, formally known as Arroyo Burro Beach. It's on the Mesa, has long stretches for walking, and is one of our dog beaches, so you have to like dogs to really enjoy this beach. Deborah and Marie were here earlier in the week and can affirm that there's nothing better for relaxing than a long walk with the sound of surf and the sight of crashing waves populated by the occasional surfer or paddle boarder. It was warm and sunny and mighty fine. Too cold for swimming in March; the surfers are still in full wetsuit gear, but we did see some hardy 8 year old boys splashing briefly at the surf line.