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Huntington Dog Beach

Huntington Dog Beach in Huntington Beach, CA is considered a dog-friendly 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. Dog Beach amenities include public restrooms, grassy area with picnic tables, and drinking fountains for dogs and humans. Visit Website

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Huntington Dog Beach has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 27 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 741 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • April
    Mar 20, 2024
    Look no further

    Don’t waste your time looking for a better beach for you and your well behaved dog. This is it! Lots of friendly locals with their dogs, off leash and on. Super fun and beautiful. People seem to be very mindful of picking up after their dogs. Our dogs were in heaven there. We stayed in Newport Beach and Culver City but still drove here several times and it was worth the drive! We will just stay in the Huntington Beach area the next time we visit with the dogs. It’s the perfect doggie and pet owner beach around. That said, if your dog is timid and is only a leashed dog, this will be a scary place for them. Better to keep them on the walking path, as dogs will run up to them to say hi while on the beach.
    The only word of caution is there are lots and lots of squirrels along the walking path and parking areas, so hold tight if you have a chaser.

  • Desirae
    Mar 8, 2024
    Perfect beach

    We’ve never encountered a problem here at HB dog beach! The pups always have fun. There is minimal parking in two different lots so depending on the day of the week and time of year, it’s hard to find parking. Best advice- arrive early to find a spot!

    Jul 22, 2023
    Great beach for dogs

    We took our dog to visit the beach twice while we were in the area visiting. He got some much needed runs and playing with other dogs.

    Every person and dog we encountered were friendly. It's very much like a dog park where you're bound to run into a few people and dogs who just want to enjoy the beach and don't necessarily want to play or maybe that's you and your pup but there's plenty of space to spread out.

    We were new to the beach and it was hot so my pup drank a lot of the ocean water and paid for it by throwing up and having diarrhea for two days so I recommend making sure your dog is fully hydrated before taking them down to the water so they aren't tempted to drink the ocean water.

    Parking can be a challenge but we were able to find a spot after touring a few of the lots. It costs about $4 per hour to park.

  • Sandi
    Jul 6, 2023
    Love it

    My two dogs love this beach and so do we. It is so fun to see the dogs running into to ocean and getting hit with waves, tails wagging, tongues hanging, legs running. We may actually plan our next vacation around the park.

  • Veronica
    Jul 2, 2023
    Great beach

    Loved the size, parking and that its is off-leash. A lot of really great pet owners.

  • Joy
    Jun 22, 2023
    Great location!

    My dog loves coming to the dog beach! It’s always kept clean and there’s so many happy dogs running around.

  • Janice
    Nov 13, 2022
    Beach fun

    This is a big beach with lots of room for your dog to run and play. I did learn though that not everyone that bring a their dogs to the beach have dog friendly dogs. Which is fine because they walk with them in the leash. I need to teach my puppy not to run up to every dog it sees if I let it off the leash.

  • Amber
    Apr 16, 2022
    Great day!

    Super fun beach for everyone! All the dogs were well behaved and most people picked up after them.

  • Jac
    Dec 29, 2021
    8th wonder of the world

    the Huntington dog beach is truly the 8th wonder of the world . i love coming here with my pooches . they also lose their minds when they go to the beach and have so much fun !

    if you have an aggressive dog then the dog beach is not for you . we go everyday and have never run into an aggressive dog. also be aware of coyotes depending on time of the year . we have been a few times early in the am and run into coyotes .

  • Lucas
    Oct 22, 2021
    Great Beach

    Big beach. A lot of area for dogs to run

  • Jessica
    Jun 28, 2021
    Doggy Paradise

    Off leash beach park.

  • Haley
    Aug 20, 2020
    Pups First Time Hitting The Waves

    We absolutely LOVED this beach!! We were very nervous letting our dogs off their leashes to have free roam near other dogs and people, but the dogs as well as their owners were so amazing! They were all so friendly, shared their toys, and picked up after their pups! Also the beach was clean and beautiful!

  • Kerry
    Feb 14, 2020

    My dog Pinto loves this beach! No leash, all dogs and their humans exceptionally well trained!

  • Kara
    Jan 11, 2020
    The Best!

    Off leash doggy heaven

  • Rick
    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.

  • John
    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!

  • Ellen
    Dec 16, 2018
    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.

  • Sarah
    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!

  • Ali
    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!

  • Jarod
    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.

  • Kari
    More than a year ago

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

  • Shana
    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!!

  • Milena
    More than a year ago

    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!

  • Cintya
    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...

  • Chris
    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!

  • Juana
    More than a year ago

    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.

  • Brooklyn
    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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