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- JavierJul. 21, 2021No dogs allowed when we went, packed beach, $7 parking
There are no dogs signs on both sides of the pier, lifeguard came to us and reminded us dogs were not allowed at that time just as we were about to step on the sand. Beach was super packed and it was very hard to find a parking spot. We found a public parking a couple of blocks from the beach that had a $7 flat rate. It has restaurants close by, but didn’t look they were dog friendly as I didn’t see any water bowls
- EsmieFeb. 15, 2020Great place For ALL Pups
It’s a small dog beach but worth the time it took to find parking! Dogs can really let loose and run in and out of the water!!
- CollinOct. 26, 2019Off the leash fun
Took the dogs to this off the leash beach. Its located between the 2nd and 3rd piers past the Cal Poly private pier and before Diablo Canyon. Go across the bridge on Avila Beach Dr and past the golf course. I think its called Olde Port Beach. Its completely off the leash with lots of dogs, big and small enjoying the hard packed sand and smaller waves. You park along the roadway and use a couple of stairs leading down to the sand. Was relatively clean and all dogs seemed well behaved. After the beach you can walk the boardwalk and grab a bite to eat at some of the pet friendly restaurants.
- KirstenMay. 30, 2019Leash free fun
This was a little slice of heaven. Beaches that allow dogs are scarce and to run free on a sunny day is like winning the lottery.
- NatalieJul. 11, 2018Cute, but kind of small
The dog beach in Avila is off to the right of the main beach. Previous posts about the beach being closed to dogs are talking about the main beach, go past the bridge to find the dog friendly area. It was cute, there were a lot of boats out and pelicans. It was rather crowded, to be expected though in July. The beach itself was okay, aside from the seaweed and bugs, but I think the other owners ruined it for us. There were a few who weren't paying attention to their dogs, which would then run up to us and try to steal our dogs' toys. Remember to be present with your dogs! It's like taking young children to the beach, you can't just let them run loose!
- PattyApr. 1, 2018Cross checked!
So glad I double check with yelp when I saw the previous poster say the dog beach was closed. It’s still open and still leash free. Not sure if any time restrictions. It’s currwntly 3pm on Easter Sunday and dogs and humans all having a good time together. 4 our of 5 bones for algae in the water.
- CrystalMore than a year agoBeach No Longer Welcomes Dogs as 8/2017
Dogs are still allowed in other portions of Avila Beach but no longer on Fisherman's Beach. Unfortunately people not picking up dog poop has caused this ban. It was in the local newspaper in the last week of August 2017
- KaitlinMore than a year agoPawesom Beach!
We brought our corgi and aussie pups here today and had a BLAST. It is clean and the people and dogs are so friendly. I definitely recommend coming here. The surrounding area is also very nice. We stopped at Avila Beach Farms after for a delicious (and affordable) cinnamon bun and italian soda :)
- PennyMore than a year agoopen all day
The person who complained about the restricted hours went to the wrong beach. If you head a little north you will come to a cove that everyone calls Dog Beach. It is open all day and out girls had the time of their lives!!!
- GraceMore than a year agoGreat dog beach!
We stumbled upon this beautiful dog-friendly beach, and it was the highlight of our weekend trip for our two golden retrievers. Big open areas for running and swimming, this was a true find!
- DarlaMore than a year agolimited hours
Went to this beach, dogs aren't aloud on 1 side of the Pier, on the other it has limited hours that does can go, before 10 am and after 5 pm. Kind of disappointing.
- StephanieMore than a year agoAn Active Dog's Dream!
This is an awesome place to take your dog, mainly because they can be off-leash any time of day and any time of the year! Our Goldie loves to run free in the sand and surf and meet lots of other dogs and we definitely share in his excitement. It's also worth mentioning that the beach is clean. If you're visiting the Central Coast with your furry friend, this is the place to be. :)
- ChrystalMore than a year agodog beach
This is a great place to take your pup and let them roam off leash! Very clean beach! Going back this weekend to visit!
- MargaretMore than a year agoDog Beach
My dogs home away from home.Easy to meet great fellow dog owners.Beautiful location.Please be sure to pick up after the dog.Rangers watch closely.No one likes poop on the beach.
- SeanMore than a year agogreat doggie beach
Have been here a few times with our dogs and it's great. Nice stretch of sand and very open for the whole gang to run around. Just please people PICK UP AFTER YOUR DOGS so that we can keep this privilege going!