Dog Friendly Beaches in Half Moon Bay, CA

There are 12 dog friendly beaches in Half Moon Bay, CA. Use the links below to get an overview of each dog beach, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners.

Poplar Beach

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Pets are welcome to join you on-leash at this busy Half Moon Bay beach.

Montara State Beach

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Local dog lovers rave about this clean, popular beach, where pets are welcome to join you as long as they remain on-leash.

Half Moon Bay State Beach

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Dogs are prohibited on the beaches at all times, but they are permitted in the campground, in the day-use picnic areas, and on the Coastal Trail, provided they are controlled with a leash of no more than six feet at all times.

Pillar Point Harbor

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Enclosed within a sea wall, it's an area where dogs and kids can swim and play. Parking lot fills up early on weekends.

Baker Beach

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Located approximately 1 mile south of the Golden Gate Bridge, this beach is a great spot to take your dog for a view of the famous landmark. Dogs are permitted off-leash on Baker Beach north of Lobos Creek, but they must be on a leash south of Lobos Creek.

Fort Funston Doggie Beach

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An off leash doggie beach with a huge area of tons of trails. There are typically hundreds of well socialized and well behaved dogs for your dog to play with.

Lands End Beach Off Leash Dog Area

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Lands End Beach Off Leash Dog Area is unfenced. Watch for signs designating certain areas that require leash use.

Esplanade Beach

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Your dog will thank you for bringing them to the only off leash pet-friendly beach in Pacifica. Located near the Land's End apartments.

Bean Hollow State Beach

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Pets are welcome to join you on-leash as you explore the rocky shores of this Pescadero beach. A great spot for for tide-pooling and beachcombing.

Pacifica State Beach

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Bring your pet with you on-leash for a stroll along this beautiful Pacifica beach with stunning ocean views.

Rodeo Beach

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Pets may join you on-leash at this Saulsalito beach.

Montara State Beach

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Pets are welcome to join you on-leash at this rarely crowded, beautiful state beach.