Dog Friendly Beaches in Encinitas, CA

There’s 1 dog friendly beach in Encinitas, 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 Encinitas.

Pet Friendly Cardiff State Beach
Cardiff State Beach Cardiff State Beach is a dog-friendly beach on the San Diego Coast. People enjoy swimming, surfing, and beachcombing the beach. The sands gently slope into the warm water that laps the shore. Fido can join you on the sand, as long as they are on a leash under 6 feet. The beach is open every day from 6am to sunset. See Details
Pet Friendly Fiesta Island Park
Fiesta Island Park Most of this large sandy island in Mission Bay is designated leash-free for dogs. Fiesta Island Off-Leash Dog Park has lots of sandy dunes to romp in, and the calm bay waters allow the more adventurous dogs take a quick dip. There is a designated off-leash location on the backside of the island as Sea World will be on your left, fenced-in front with signs. Bring water for your dogs. See Details
The Original Dog Beach Perhaps the most popular canine hotspot in San Diego is The Original Dog Beach located at the northern end of Ocean Beach. Here, dogs can roam off leash at any time of the day. Owners should take care to pick up after their pets. After a day at the beach, you may want to head over to the Dog Beach Dog Wash to give Fido a bath. Located at 4933 Voltaire Street, the Dog Wash is just two blocks away from the beach. See Details
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. See Details
San Elijo State Beach Dogs are welcome at San Elijo State Beach on its campgrounds and paved roads and trails. Dogs must be on a six foot leash at all times. They are not permitted on the beach. See Details
Pacific Beach Pacific Beach is pet-friendly. Stretching from the Crystal Pier to Pacific Beach Drive, you can find wander along golden sands with your pooch. Dogs are not allowed on the beach, boardwalk or adjacent parks between 9am and 4pm from November 1 through March 31. Dogs are not allowed on the beach, boardwalk or adjacent parks between 9am and 6pm from April 1 through October 31. At all other hours, dogs must be on a leash. Owners are expected to pick up after their dog. See Details