Dog Friendly Beaches in Carlsbad, CA

There are 5 dog friendly beaches within 20 miles of Carlsbad. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Carlsbad.

Pet Friendly Cardiff State Beach
Cardiff State Beach Cardiff State Beach is a dog-friendly beach on the San Diego Coast. Dogs are allowed at Cardiff Reef and Seaside, South of Tower 16. All dogs must be on a 6’ leash and under owners control at all times. People enjoy swimming, surfing, and beachcombing the beach. The sands gently slope into the warm water that laps the shore. See Details
Pet Friendly North Beach
North Beach North Beach is a dog-friendly beach in Del Mar, CA. Dogs must be leashed June 16th through Labor Day. Dogs able to run under voice control of owner from the day after Labor Day through June 15th. A dog license must be affixed to the collar and leashes cannot be in excess of six feet. See Details
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. See Details
San Elijo State Beach San Elijo State Beach in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA, offers dog-friendly campgrounds, paved roads, and trails. Dogs must be on a six foot leash at all times. Dogs are not permitted on the beach. See Details
La Jolla Shores Park Leashed dogs are allowed on the one mile stretch of beach at La Jolla Shores Park, in San Diego, CA before 9 a.m. and after 6 p.m. from April 1 to October 31, and before 9 a.m. and after 4 p.m. from November 1 to March 31. Always remember to keep pets away from wildlife. See Details