Dog Friendly Beaches in Carmel, CA

There are 4 dog friendly beaches in Carmel, and 5 more nearby. 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 Carmel.

Pet Friendly Carmel Beach
Carmel Beach This is a beautiful beach with the happiest dogs on the planet -- you'll see every shape, size, and age, running in the sugar sand and splashing in the aquamarine surf. Public restrooms and a public telephone are available at the Ocean Avenue end of Carmel Beach. See Details
Pet Friendly Carmel River State Beach
Carmel River State Beach Soak up the serenity at this quiet, gorgeous Carmel beach which ends at a protected bird sanctuary. Leashed pets are welcome. See Details
Garrapata State Park Leashed dogs are welcome in the park on Garrapata Beach only. Dogs must be on a six-foot leash at all times. See Details
Carmel River State Beach Dogs are allowed on leash at Carmel River State Beach. This mile-long beach features a bird sanctuary in a lagoon. Monastery Beach, also known as San Jose Creek Beach, is part of the park and is popular with scuba divers. Swimmers need to be careful in the water because the water can become choppy and dangerous. For opening times and unexpected closures, give Carmel River State Beach a call. See Details
Monterey State Beach Your pet will jump for joy at the chance to play at this dog-friendly beach. Dogs are supposed to be leashed, but many regulars will let their dogs play off leash. Dogs are not at all permitted on Monterey State Beach north of the Monterey Beach Hotel resort. See Details
Del Monte Beach Pets are welcome to join you on-leash at this laid back, family-friendly Monterey beach. See Details
Pfeiffer Beach Dogs on leash are welcome. From Big Sur, start heading south on Highway 1 and look carefully for Sycamore Road. Take Sycamore Road just over 2 miles to the beach. There is a $5 entrance fee per car. See Details
Asilomar State Beach BringFido, on a leash, to enjoy the beauty of coastal California at this popular destination. Asilomar State Beach is a narrow, one-mile strip of sandy beach and rocky coves. A one-mile coast walking trail - the Asilomar Coast Trail - is open to pedestrians. Explore the forest, the coast, or the Dune Boardwalk with your pup and enjoy the day spent surrounded by the delights of nature. Dogs are permitted on the state beach and the coast trail, but must be leashed at all times and be in the immediate control of the handler. See Details
McAbee Beach Pets are welcome to join you on-leash at this Monterey Beach. Restrooms are available nearby. See Details