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Douglas Family Preserve

Douglas Family Preserve is one of two off-leash dog parks in Santa Barbara, CA. This 70-acre property features hiking trails, as well as a beach where your dog can run leash free. Dog owners should bring poop bags and fresh water for their pups. Visit Website

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BringFido Guest Rating

Douglas Family Preserve has received a rating of 4.1 out of 5 bones by 9 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Jennifer
    Jul. 29, 2020
    Soooo Great!!

    this is such an amazing spot. it’s off leash which is excellent if you feel safe. I didn’t so I kept my baby on leash. Lots of space to roam and the views are beautiful. Bring your pup here - you both will love it!

  • Ava
    More than a year ago
    Wonderful running spot

    We found this spot by accident traveling up the coast. It's a great spot to let your pup run free. You have to decide whether the risk (the proximity of the cliffs) is worth it.

  • SR
    More than a year ago
    beautiful views!

    Absolutely beautiful views! Area is well maintained and has a spot with a water fountain for the dogs. Quite a few dogs there and all are friendly. Most walk without leashes, I kept mine on a leash because of the steep cliffs.

  • Jaxx
    More than a year ago

    As a travel nurse, I move all the time and am constantly trying to find places to wear my dogs out. This preserve is gorgeous and well maintained. I kept my dogs leashed, not because they don't get along with others but because my male is strong willed and doesn't come back unless he wants to. The off leash dogs were well behaved. We'd is not go down to the beach on this trip, but will back to do so.

  • Finn's human
    More than a year ago
    Great, social spot for pups

    My leashed dog loved all the dog interaction on this trail, and I enjoyed the views. All of the dogs and humans were friendly, and I would definitely bring Finn here again next time we visit.

  • Maddy
    More than a year ago
    the cool dogs

    the cool dogs war born in 20011.

  • Kristeena Thaten
    More than a year ago
    Keep your dogs leashed

    I have come to this park for many years with my dog... I always keep my dogs leashed- even tho it is off leash area. I keep my dog close to me for their safety

  • Allison
    More than a year ago
    Bad idea...

    It has a beautiful view but it is not worth the risk. There is no fencing around the edge of the bluff and 2-3 DOGS DIE EVERY YEAR FROM FALLING OVER THE EDGE!!!! There are also many more that get stuck on the ledges. We just watched 2 labs fall to their deaths the other day

  • Sharon
    More than a year ago
    Off-Leash with a view

    Wonderful park, lots of other dogs come here, You don't have to be a dog owner to enjoy the views of the bluffs overlooking the ocean, on a clear day you can see out to the channel island. There is one doggie watering station here. Two ways down to the beach, the front side. Down a moderately steep hill. Or at the end of Mesa Lane, there is a VERY long stair case. Public Restrooms available by the Boathouse restaurant just off the beach.

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