San Onofre State Beach

Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails at San Onofre State Beach in San Clemente, CA. You and Fido can enjoy beachside hiking but dogs are not permitted on beaches or inside buildings. Visit Website

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San Onofre State Beach has received a rating of 3.2 out of 5 bones by 9 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 155 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Sandi
    Jul 6, 2023
    Remote and fun

    our family loved this trail, beach, and vibe. There were camper and day passes. We just went for the day and had a great time. The dogs have to be on a leash, but if you get away from the large groups at site 6, many owners let there dogs off leash to play in the waves for a short time. No one seemed to mind. We had a fabulous time.

  • Christine
    Oct 19, 2019
    San Onofre State Beach

    Dogs are allowed on the beach at trail one and trail six .... technically they should be on a leash, but this is often not enforced...

  • Cheryl
    More than a year ago
    Dogs are allowed

    Dogs are allowed on the beach now at dog patch beach. Rules have changed.

  • Sarah
    More than a year ago
    You can have them on a leash on the trails.

    I live in San Clemente and San Onofre state beach does not allow dogs on the beach.
    You can have them on a leash on the trails.

  • Andrea
    More than a year ago
    lots of dogs

    We took a trip to this beach with our boston. There were lots of dogs, someone had set out a free box of balls for them, there was a wash station to rinse your dog, two trails we didn't go to. Really the only draw backs were that the beach is a bit rocky, the undertow is strong for little doggies that like to swim, and it was $15 to get a park pass not bad really.

  • Maltese
    More than a year ago
    on leash

    Some of us dog owners prefer the on-leash attractions because other dogs have looked at my sweet little dog as a snack.

  • Vinnys mom
    More than a year ago
    very hard to get up and down

    Very long and steep hill to go to the beach and to come back from the beach

  • James
    More than a year ago
    Huntington Beach

    Huntington Beach is the place to be for off leash doggy fun

  • Jess
    More than a year ago
    "On Leash" is not Dog Friendly

    I can't believe your site doesn't differentiate between on-leash and off-leash dog beaches. To me, "on-leash" dog friendly beach is oxymoronic. There's nothing dog-friendly about a beach that forces owners and dogs to remain tethered together. We are desperately looking for weekend getaway options that include legitimate off-leash, dog friendly beaches, but your site makes them very hard to find.

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