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Monterey State Beach has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 3 dog owners on BringFido.
More than one year ago.Terrific dog friendly beach More than one year ago.Terrific dog friendly beach
My lab mix and I came specifically for this beach last September, and loved it. There ARE signs posted stating that dogs must be kept on leash. Don't want to incriminate myself. But walked a ways until I found a relatively quiet spot; I have wonderful photos of my boy romping in the surf. He was able to burn off his overabundant energy, and indulge his silliness in the waves. This is NOT a pristine sand only beach, but one covered with the detritus of marine life. I collected shells, stones, and bits of driftwood; also a lot of beach glass. My dog was happy sniffing at kelp, completely oblivious to the harbor seal that cruised in the surf at our side. We had many long, bonding walks on this beach. We hope to visit again someday.
More than one year ago.Awesome Family Beach More than one year ago.Awesome Family Beach
Amazing beach, but in the parking lot there are signs stating no dogs allowed at a) on the beach. We drove two hours for this beach to bring our dog to, so we risked it. There were several dogs on the beach on leashes, but most of the owners warned us that dogs really weren't supposed to be there. So many peopled risked it. We had a wonderful day and no one bothered us about our dog. The only thing is that on the day we went it was too crowded to really let him off leash. In the last hour or two before sunset people started leaving. So it would've been okay to go off leash.
More than one year ago.Great Beach! More than one year ago.Great Beach!
This is a great beach and very dog-friendly. While the signs in the parking lot indicate your dog must be on leash, once on the beach things were different. A lot of dogs were off leash (yes, mine, too) but everyone was cool and would ask if their dog could visit, which I thought was nice. We had a great time romping in the waves and I ended up back at the rental with two very tired, but happy pooches. There are a number of access points - I chose the one near the kayak rental shop by the wharf. It was cleaner and didn't have some rather unsavory types hanging around (found those at another stop), plus there is a restroom close-by for the public use at the kayak rental place. Parking will cost you $1.50 per hour and the machine uses quarters or your bank card. Well worth the price, however.