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

Malibu, California

Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park's day use areas, campground and north beach (north of lifeguard tower 3). Dogs are not allowed on back country trails or south beach (south of lifeguard tower 3).

Cayucos, California
Dogs are welcome but they must be on-leash at this pet friendly beach. Located two miles south of Cayucos on Highway 1. Take the Yerba Buena exit, a short distance north of Morro Bay, 24th Street allows access to the northern part of the beach.
South Lake Tahoe, California

Dogs must be on-leash at this dog friendly beach. The beach itself is a large, flat, sandy plain that lies at the mouth of Taylor Creek. This dog friendly beach is a great spot to go for a long walk, run, or jog with your dog.

Long Beach, California

Designated off-leash area. One dog per adult. Open 6am - 8pm daily. Please visit website for more details!

Carmel, California

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

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.

Capitola, California

Dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet and under control at all times. Enjoy picnic areas, swimming, fishing and a nearby forest at this dog friendly beach.

Oceano, California

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

San Diego, California
One of the first official leash-free beaches in the United States. It is a landmark in the community of Ocean Beach at the end of I-8 at the mouth of the San Diego River. Dog Beach is a special place where people and pets, beach lovers and surfers...
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.