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.

Top Pet Friendly Beaches in California

San Francisco, California

3.5-mile stretch of white beach with few tourists and no highrises. Located on the westernmost border of San Francisco, adjacent to Golden Gate Park. Dogs are welcome on-leash at this dog friendly beach.

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...
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.

Pescadero, California

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

Pacifica, California

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

Arcata, California
Dogs must be on-leash at this dog friendly beach. Sing Kumbaya around the bonfire with your pooch because Mad River Beach is not only dog friendly it's bonfire friendly as well! This beach is operated under the Humboldt County Parks system.
Longmont, California

Designated off-leash area where dogs are allowed to play on beach and in water.

Dillon Beach, California
This dog friendly beach is a private beach located in Marin County and Marin County law requires that dogs are leashed. However, many have been know to bring their dogs here off-leash. It has also been reported that a sign is posted at this beach ...
Santa Cruz, California

Dogs are required to be kept on a leash at this dog friendly beach. South of Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Wharf and past the San Lorenzo River and hilltop in a protected expanse of beautiful tan sand lies Seabright Beach.