Pet Friendly Beaches in California

Pet Friendly Beaches in California

Dog friendly beaches are a pooches’ happy place! From frolicking in the surf, digging in the sand, and soaking up the sun - what’s not to love? California has dog friendly beaches that your pooch will really dig! We’ve sniffed out the best CA dog friendly beaches that you and your four-legged beach buddy can enjoy together.

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Top Pet Friendly Beaches in California

Ukiah, California

Dogs must be on-leash at this dog friendly beach. With the gateway to the redwoods on one side and California's wine country on the other, Lake Mendocino is an extraordinary dog friendly vacation destination.

Carnelian Bay, California

Dogs are welcome but they must be on-leash at this beach. Your pooch will love this dog friendly beach!

Del Mar, California

North Beach area (aka Dog Beach) is located at 29th Street to Solana Beach border.   Dogs must be leashed June 15th through Labor Day. Dogs able to run under voice control of owner from the day after Labor Day through June 14th.

Half Moon Bay, California

Dogs are welcome but they must be on-leash at this pet friendly beach.

San Francisco, California

Known for it's great views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands. Pets are welcome on-leash at this dog friendly beach.

Carmel, California

Dogs are permitted off-leash. You and your dog can enjoy white sands and beautiful sunsets...in between romping in the water! Open from 6am-10pm.

Watsonville, California

Dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet and under control at all times. The features of this beach are pine trees, mountainous sand dunes, and ocean side picnic spots.

Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Gorgeous hiking trails along the beach. Start at Trump National Golf Course, located at One Ocean Trails Drive. Public parking is available by the clubhouse or at the end of La Rotunda Drive for trail and beach access.

Ferndale, California
From October - February dogs are allowed to be off-leash on the whole beach as long as they are under complete voice control. All other times of year dogs must stay on wave slope at this dog friendly beach. This 9 mile stretch of ocean beach is su...
Oceano, California

Dogs are welcome but they must be on-leash at this pet friendly beach.