For my birthday this year, I traveled up the coast to Santa Barbara to visit friends and my alma mater. However, it wouldn't be a complete trip to Santa Barbara without a stop at Arroyo Burro Beach (Hendry's Beach)—also known as Santa Barbara's dog beach! It was an unseasonably cool and overcast day, but there were plenty of dogs on the beach, despite it being a weekday afternoon.
I had my camera with me, so I took some dog photography shots to capture all the different dogs enjoying the beach. Honestly, I have never seen so many Australian Shepherds and Miniature Australian Shepherds in my life! I love going to dog beaches because you can witness the unrestrained athleticism of some dogs. I spent an hour watching a pair of dogs relentlessly leap over waves and swim into the ocean to retrieve balls. I also enjoy watching the little dogs zip around the shore, chase the waves, and play tag with one another.