North Beach Dog Beach
Happy Dogs
This was taken during the Dog Surf competition! If you get a chance to go it's a blast.
This was taken during the Dog Surf competition! If you get a chance to go it's a blast.
I had just let him off his leash to run to the water
Another stunning sunset at Dog Beach
Took my 3yr old boxer for his 1st beach experience and he absolutely love it. We'll be back.
Del Mar dog beach
North Beach Dog Beach


Nine months of the year, dogs are allowed along the entire two plus mile stretch of beach in addition to the City’s two major parks, Seagrove Park and Powerhouse Park. Dogs must be leashed June 15th through Labor Day. Dogs able to run under voice control of owner from the day after Labor Day through June 14th.


BringFido Guest Rating

North Beach (Dog Beach) has received a rating of 3.8 out of 5 bones by 13 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Jan. 14, 2020
    Huge area!!

    This place is great for dogs who like to be socialized. Always a bunch of dogs, check for off the leash season.

  • Aug. 3, 2019
    Nice Beach!

    We brought Joey here knowing that she would have to stay on leash so I can’t count that against this place. The beach was clean. There is ample paid parking. We had fun digging in the sand and meeting other awesome dogs.

  • Jul. 20, 2019
    Beware of rude dog owners

    I went there with my 3 children and my 11 month old black lab, that is sweet and well behaved. My dog was on leash but I walked around to socialize with other dogs, and was verbally threatened by a dog owner for my puppy barely jumping on her. Her and her husband were so rude and repeatedly threatened me and my kids if we didn’t leave. My dog was not aggressive AT ALL! I would expect more from dog owners, especially in Del Mar. Beware of this kind of harassment. The first time I went I didn’t have any issues when off leash was allowed. If you don’t like dogs, why are you at dog beach!?

  • Jun. 30, 2019
    Don’t waste your time during summer

    My husband and I went to this beach several times last year. We went during the off season and summer and never once had any problems. Not sure if new rules were posted or if it was because no one enforced it in the past But now you have to keep the dogs leashed from June 15-labor day. So really there is no point of it being a dog beach. Not to mention there is always tons of people fishing and all they have is a port a potty.

  • Jun. 22, 2019
    Great beach!!!

    Loved this beach, lots of parki.g close by and not too crowded even on a Saturday in the Summer.

  • More than a year ago
    Dogs must remain on leash

    Dogs must remain on leash during summer months. No public restrooms on beach. Very disappointing.

  • More than a year ago
    Great Beach for all

    Very clean. There were a lot of dogs running around and everyone was very good with their dogs and one another. Parking was a bit crazy, but not overwhelming since we got there early.

  • More than a year ago

    It's a lovely place, but it's closed to off-leash dogs during the warmest months of the year!! What's the point then?!

  • More than a year ago
    the best dog beach

    The beach was clean, the people were nice, all the dogs were happy, the water was warm and clean!! What a wonderful place!! I recommend this dog beach to everyone!!

  • More than a year ago
    Great dog beach

    Great beach! My dogs loved it! The beach was very clean. There are rocks for the dogs to crawl on and you can follow the beach North and up the waterway for gentle waters. We had to pay for parking; it was about $3/hr.

  • More than a year ago
    my dogs loved it!!

    The beach was full of dogs today and it was so fun. I didn't see any dog poop but the closest station with bags is closer to the volleyball courts. There is only porta pottys but the cold probably won't have to staying there long enough to be using it.

  • More than a year ago
    good outing

    Most the dogs were on the north side of the lagoon which is inaccessible via 29th street at high tide. Enter the north side of the beach off of 101.

  • More than a year ago
    Fun times

    We love this dog beach! The off leash times are great and the dogs and pet parents are fun! The only down sides are: need to bring your own baggies and others don't tend to clean up after their dogs. This allows other dogs to eat fecal matter which can cause illness! Please pick up after your pets. Also bring your own water there is only port-a-potties.

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Chilling at Del Mar
Socal dog life
North Dog Beach
Happy Place
Fun At The Beach
Cable Running On The Beach

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