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Pismo Beach State Beach

This is one of the few state beaches in California that allows you to camp at the state campground (we stayed at North Beach loop) and take your dog on the beach provided he stays on the leash. There are short coastal walking trails along the sand & you're a short walk from the town of Pismo which is very dog friendly. Visit Website

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BringFido Guest Rating

Pismo Beach State Beach has received a rating of 3.6 out of 5 bones by 5 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Crystal
    Jul. 9, 2021
    Great way to start socializing

    We brought our 16 week old puppy on vacation to help her socialize. Pismo Beach was a great place to go. Dogs are allowed on the beach left if the pier. Poop bags are readily available. Be aware, signs are posted stating a $100-$500 fine for not picking up after your pet. Thank you. There are so many people and sounds around, it was great for teaching. She got so much love while she was there. Oh yeah she’s spoiled

  • M
    Jul. 14, 2020
    Nice beach for dog walks but . . .

    The ordinance states that dogs must be on leashes at all times on this beach; however, there are ALWAYS people walking their dogs without leashes here and I’ve never seen any patrolling or enforcement of any type. I keep my dogs on their leashes and it is frustrating and sometimes scary when bigger dogs off-leash come running up aggressively to my dogs. If you have a leash law, please enforce it so people know it’s safe to walk their dogs there. Otherwise, don’t bother having a leash law. At least then we’ll know that dogs are not on leashes.

  • Melanie
    Jun. 29, 2020
    On leash dogs only

    if you need a full wide Sandy Beach, but dogs aren't allowed off-leash. They also aren't allowed on the Pismo Beach pier at all.

  • Autumn
    Jun. 29, 2019
    Nice beach for a day visit

    Not crowded during our stay in June 2019. A few dogs on the beach. Free parking south of the pier - yes! There is a mid sized lot there. Poop bags available at the entry points, but trash cans are rare beyond the pier proximity.

  • Jackie
    Nov. 1, 2018
    Dogs on Leash

    Dogs are not allowed off leash here and there are always cops patrolling the beach

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