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

Pacifica, California

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

Sausalito, California

Dogs must be on leash or voice control at this dog friendly beach. Three miles west of the Golden Gate Bridge is Rodeo Beach which is windswept, exhilarating, and covered with unique red and green pebbles.

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.

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...
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...
Watsonville, California

Dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet and under control at all times. This dog friendly beach features a beautiful expanse of sea and sand, with surf fishing, surfing, and recreation. You dog will love it here!

Coronado, California

At the far north is Dog Beach where canines can play leash-free.

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.

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.