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

Monterey, California

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

Monterey, California

Dogs are welcome but they must be on-leash at this pet friendly beach. Dogs on leash are allowed at Monterey State Beach South of the Monterey Beach Resort hotel.

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.

Santa Cruz, California
Dogs are to be on-leash at all times at this dog friendly beach. To get to the beach you must go down a long stairway along the side of a cliff. This is a very cozy and relaxed beach. The high cliffs that encircle this crescent-shaped beach tune o...
Pescadero, California

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

Pacific Grove, California

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

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.
San Francisco, California
Dogs are welcome as long as they are on-leash. Great spot for picnics and nature walks. This dog friendly beach is rather secluded. It lies between dramatic cliffs west of Lincoln Park and is accessible via a steep trail. Be sure to wear the prope...
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).

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.