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.

Spending the night in California? Find pet friendly hotels in CA.

Top Pet Friendly Beaches in California

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.

Coronado, California

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

Half Moon Bay, California

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

Pescadero, California

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

Long Beach, California

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

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

Huntington Beach, California

Located in a stretch of Huntington City Beach along Pacific Coast Highway between Seapoint Street and Golden West Street. Dog Beach is a public beach and is free. It is the only beach where you may take your dog in Huntington Beach.

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).

Monterey, California

Dogs must be leashed at all times at this dog friendly beach. A nice open space with a board walk that winds through sand dunes.