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Pillar Point Harbor

Pillar Point Harbor is a dog-friendly attraction in Half Moon Bay, CA. Enclosed within a sea wall, it's an area where dogs and kids can swim and play. The area also features a fishing pier and a boat launch. Please note that the parking lot fills up early on weekends. Visit Website

Or call (650) 726-4382 for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Pillar Point Harbor has received a rating of 4.2 out of 5 bones by 5 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Julie
    Jul 20, 2019
    Dogs must be on a leash here

    Please follow the law and keep your dog on a leash here. Reviews that mention off leash are incorrect. As previously stated, you can be fined for having your dog off leash here.There are many seabirds and harbor seals that nest and rest here. If dogs repeatedly scare them away they will not come back.

  • Smokin’
    Apr 2, 2019
    This is ON LEASH

    This is actually a marine sanctuary. If your dog chases shorebirds or harasses wildlife you can be fined $10,000. It’s a beautiful place but please respect this environmentally sensitive area. Birds nest in the surrounding shrubs and feed here during migration. These policies are enforced by local rangers and fines are handed out. Your dog can run off leash on Montara Beach to the north without harassing wildlife.

  • Tasneem
    Oct 20, 2018
    Great off-leash swimming beach

    This beach was a little tough to find, but once we did (easier if approaching from the north), it was wonderful. Great swimming, not too crowded, ok for pups to be off-leash.

  • Michelle
    More than a year ago

    This is my favorite off leash beach! Lots of room, if your dog is a bit shy. Great socializing and play for our pups.

  • Ally
    More than a year ago
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    Best swimming area for dogs. Lots of dogs off leash playing fetch on weekend mornings. Great place to socialize your pup.

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