Dog Friendly Beaches in Dana Point, CA

There are 5 dog friendly beaches within 20 miles of Dana Point. 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 Dana Point.

Pet Friendly San Onofre State Beach
San Onofre State Beach Dogs are welcome on-leash on trails one and six of this beachside hiking park, but not on the beaches. See Details
Pet Friendly Newport Beach
Newport Beach Leashed dogs are allowed before 10:00 am and after 4:30 pm on ocean front beaches. On bay front beaches, leashed dogs are allowed before 9:00 am and after 5:00 pm. The person in control of the dog must have in his or her possession, an implement or device capable of removing any feces deposited by the animal. See Details
Corona Del Mar State Beach Dogs are welcome at Corona Del Mar State Beach, where they can join their owners at certain times during the day. The half-mile long sandy beach is the ideal playground for pups who love the feeling of sand under their paws. Cliffs and a rock jetty encase the sandy beach, which is popular with surfers, swimmers, and divers. Pets are not permitted on the beach between 10:00am to 4:30pm and you should call the park directly to find out specific opening times. See Details
Main Beach Park Main Beach Park is pet-friendly. This gorgeous stretch of sand is located right in the middle of Laguna. It offers you and your pooch the perfect getaway, with stunning views across the water. You'll find boardwalks, benches and picnic areas to hang out at together. Dogs are not permitted on the beach from 9am to 6pm from June 15 through Sept. 10. Dogs are allowed the rest of the year during park hours, as long as they are on leashes and all mess is cleaned up after them. The area is accessible from Monday through Saturday from 5am to 1am and Sunday from 5am to 12am. See Details
Huntington State Beach Dogs are welcome on the paved surfaces at Huntington State Beach. Unfortunately, Fido can't join you on the sand at this popular beach, but there are a few paved bike paths and trails that you can get Fido's much needed steps on. The beach itself is 121 acres and the main dog-friendly path stretches along a portion of this with a view of the sea in the distance. Dogs who long to feel the sand under their paws can try out Huntington Dog Beach, located just down the road. Huntington State Beach is open every day of the week from 6am to 10pm. Gates close at 9pm. See Details