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Dog Friendly Beaches in California
Dog friendly beaches are heaven on earth for Fido. And since sandy paws equal happy dogs, we’ve sniffed out the best beaches in California where dogs can run, swim, and frolic in the sand. Use the links/map below to find a dog-friendly beach in California.
Top 10 Dog Friendly Beaches in California

The Original Dog Beach

Perhaps the most popular canine hotspot in San Diego is The Original Dog Beach located at the northern end of Ocean Beach. Here, dogs can roam off leash at any time of the day. Owners should ...

Fiesta Island Off Leash Dog Park

Most of this large sandy island in Mission Bay is designated leash-free for dogs. Lots of sandy dunes to romp in, and the calm bay waters lets the more adventurous dogs take a quick dip. There ...

Arroyo Burro Beach (Hendry's Beach)

Currently the one beach that is legal for off leash use in the City of Santa Barbara is the beach that runs below the Douglas Family Preserve -- it begins east of the slough at Arroyo ...

Rosie's Dog Beach

Long Beach is home to the only off-leash dog beach in L.A. County, CA. This 3-acre park is located at the waterfront between Roycroft and Argonne Avenues, a few blocks east of the Belmont Pier and ...

Coronado Dog Beach

Coronado's Dog Beach is leash-free year-round on the western part of the beach. It's marked by signs that run along Ocean Blvd. from Sunset Park on Ocean Drive to the border of the U.S. Naval Station. ...

Baker Beach

Located approximately 1 mile south of the Golden Gate Bridge, this beach is a great spot to take your dog for a view of the famous landmark. Dogs are permitted off-leash on Baker Beach north of ...

Carmel Beach

This is a beautiful beach with the happiest dogs on the planet -- you'll see every shape, size, and age, running in the sugar sand and splashing in the aquamarine surf. There is no leash law ...

Buccaneer Beach Park

Pets are welcome to join you on-leash at this beach club. Try the delicious breakfast burritos while you people-watch.

Morro Strand Beach

Morro Strand Beach is one of the few beaches in the area where you can take your dogs! Great views of Morro Rock in the distance, approximately 6 miles away. Doggie mitts are available for clean ...

Monterey State Beach

Your pet will jump for joy at the chance to play on at this dog friendly Monterey beach.
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