A photo of Lemon the dog and her owner at Huntington Dog Beach in CA. Credit: @thebubblymermaid
One of the few off-leash beaches in southern California
Sign on the path from the parking lot to the dog beach
Hanging at HB Dog Park and a nice winter January day
Looking out at the Huntington dog beach.
Enjoying the Ocean
Some beach fun!
Picture of Huntington Dog Beach, a dog friendly attraction in Huntington Beach, CA.
Picture of Huntington Dog Beach, a dog friendly attraction in Huntington Beach, CA.
Picture of Huntington Dog Beach, a dog friendly attraction in Huntington Beach, CA.
Picture of Huntington Dog Beach, a dog friendly attraction in Huntington Beach, CA.
Picture of Huntington Dog Beach, a dog friendly attraction in Huntington Beach, CA.
CiCi a 3 year old labrador. People say they have the best dog ever. I never trained her to do anything or I really wasn't trying to.  
We just live and I feel strongly about not having a leash on, cause I picture myself being tugged and pulled and I wouldn't want that do you think they do. 
So I truly believe why and how she can crash waves, swim further then all the rest, catch frisbees in high winds is the main ingredient of pure LOVE. She feels it from me and in return to be treated that way she returns the love.
Ruff Guide's featured dog beach in Huntington Beach CA
Ruff Guide's featured dog beach in Huntington Beach CA
A photo of a dog playing on the Huntington Dog Beach. Credit: @bluebellandbubba
A photo of a dog playing at Huntington Dog Beach. Credit: @bluebellandbubba
A photo of Lemon the dog and her owner at Huntington Dog Beach in CA. Credit: @thebubblymermaid
One of the few off-leash beaches in southern California

Description

Huntington Dog Beach is considered doggy-heaven by most visitors. Dogs come from all over the world to play in the sand and splash in the surf. Visitors are asked to abide by good doggy etiquette which includes properly disposing of pet waste and ensuring that your dog is non-aggressive and under control at all times.

Reviews

BringFido Guest Rating

Huntington Dog Beach has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 14 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Jan. 11, 2020
    The Best!

    Off leash doggy heaven

  • Jul. 25, 2019
    Best in Southern California

    Best designated OFF leash dog beach anywhere near Los Angeles. Owners are responsible, poop is cleared away, and the beach is long enough for a good hour walk. Parking is trouble on the weekends, we try to get there before 10:0 am. Seems to me a lot of the surfers start packing up about then and spots are opened. Two metered lots and bathrooms. If you have the gumption go the the south end and donate to the Huntington Dog Beach volunteers as they do a great service for the beach.

  • Jul. 3, 2019
    five out of five spots given

    Super nice beach. Clean and other dog owners seem to be mindful of their pets. Equipped with paid parking lot (which can be full a lot) or ample street parking. My Dalmatian (Finnegan) give this beach 5 out of 5 Spots!

  • More than a year ago
    Amazing, Clean Place for Dogs

    Yesterday was our first visit to Huntington Dog Beach--first to a dog beach ever, in fact! It was amazing! Lots of friendly dogs and people, beautiful clean beach, places to get rid of dog poop. Parking can be paid for with cash or card, which is handy.

  • More than a year ago
    Dogs Galore

    I'm from Kansas initially, so I wasn't sure if my dog, or even I, would enjoy the dog beach. But during his first visit, I could tell how happy he was! He doesn't play with the prefer dogs very much, but he loves to check out all the people and walk with me up and down the beach. It's a long stretch! Always very clean. The only downsides I'd say is that parking can be difficult to find on the weekends after about 10am, and the beach entries aren't the easiest to maneuver physically for some people. But I literally take my dog here about every other weekend now!

  • More than a year ago
    Our puppy's first beach visit

    Huge beach for dogs! We visited with our 6 month old Dane who has never seen the ocean before. Couldn't have picked a better spot! The beach is extraordinarily clean, everyone seems to be responsible and pick up after their dogs. We had our pup on leash since it was her first visit and she seemed to do very well, everyone is mindful of their dogs. Pups and their people were all having a blast. We will be back!

  • More than a year ago
    It's great

    When I brought my family out to SoCal to see my old stomping grounds, we brought our dog. He isn't too fond of water but he loved the sand and being able to run & play. We're planning on coming back. When we do, we'll be back at Huntington Dog Beach.

  • More than a year ago
    awesome

    We love this beach! Everyone is great, and our pups love to cool off in the ocean!

  • More than a year ago
    Love this beach!!

    We take our American Eskimo to California with us when we travel & we always stop at Huntington Dog Beach. Lucky loves meeting all the other pups & playing in the sand. Owners & dogs have always been super friendly. A must visit!!

  • More than a year ago
    AMAZING BEACH FOR DOGS AND HUMANS

    i discovered this beach and i went a few times. its more than an hour away from my house in heavy traffic, AND I STILL GO!! its SO AWESOME!! the beach is huge, people are super friendly, dogs are also friendly and well behaved, theres free plastic dog bags to lift the poop, and its such a HAPPY ENVIRONMENT!! stress free. i HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!

  • More than a year ago
    Love This Beach

    I've been here with my doggie about 5 times and we love this place. Dogs are so happy and free. They get to run around with no restrictions...

  • More than a year ago
    Best dog beach

    Awesome, big dog beach and a lot of fun! Dogs play off leash. Wonderful place to go for you and your dog!

  • More than a year ago
    Great!!!

    It was my firt time being there, now that I recently adopted another dog, I'll be there more often. Great placefor dogs to play around.

  • More than a year ago
    Great time!

    Took our boy dog at this beach last 4th of july, 2012 and has a great time. It was his first time at a beach. I love the beach and it was like a dream come true to have my best friend to enjoy it with me.lol. The dogs are able to run away off leash and play with others. I can't wait to go back again soon.

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Traveler Photos

We've dug up 7 pictures of dogs at Huntington Dog Beach for you below. Enjoy!

Fun user the sun
Dogs and People on a Dog Beach
Golden Retrievers Enjoy the Beach
Dog Sunbathes in Style
Moose's first day at the beach
Finn at the beach
Best Day Ever
 
 

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