Dog Friendly Beaches in La Jolla, CA

There are 9 dog-friendly beaches within 20 miles of La Jolla. 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 La Jolla.

Pet Friendly Coronado Dog Beach
Coronado Dog Beach Coronado's Dog Beach is a dog-friendly, leash-free area on the western part of the shore in Coronado, CA. Parking is available along Ocean Boulevard, but it can be a rather long walk to the beach, so be sure to keep your pup leashed until you reach the sand, as there is a strict zero-tolerance policy for unleashed dogs. Owners are asked to monitor their dogs at all times, clean up any messes and ensure that Fido has all current licenses before visiting. Make sure to bring a camera and snap some photos of Fido with the stunning scenery! The Point Loma headland and iconic Hotel del Coronado are visible from the shore. See Details
Pet Friendly The Original Dog Beach
The Original Dog Beach Perhaps the most popular canine hotspot in San Diego, CA 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. See Details
Fiesta Island Park Most of Fiesta Island Park, a large sandy island in San Diego, CA is designated leash-free for dogs. It has lots of sandy dunes to romp in, and the calm bay waters allow the more adventurous dogs to take a quick dip. There's a designated off-leash location on the backside of the island. Bring water for your dogs. See Details
La Jolla Cove Leashed dogs are welcome on the beach at La Jolla Cove, 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. The beach is located at the northeast end of Ellen Browning Scripps Park. Take Fido for a walk above the bluffs on the La Jolla Coast Walk Trail, explore tide pools, or find a spot on the beach to relax. Always keep dogs away from wildlife. See Details
North Beach North Beach is a dog-friendly beach in Del Mar, CA. Dogs are allowed off-leash during the off-season, between the day after Labor Day through June 15th. June 16th through Labor Day, during the summer, pups are only allowed off-leash from dawn to 8:00 AM. Otherwise, dogs are still welcome on the beach but must remain leashed. A dog license must be affixed to the collar, and leashes cannot exceed six feet. 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
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 always be on a 6' leash and under the owner's control. People enjoy swimming, surfing, and beachcombing at this Encinitas, CA, beach. The sands gently slope into the warm water that laps the shore. 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
Pacific Beach Stretching from the Crystal Pier to Pacific Beach Drive, you can wander along golden sands with your pooch at certain times of day on the pet-friendly Pacific Beach in San Diego, CA. Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach, boardwalk and adjacent parks before 9am and after 4pm from November 1st to March 31st and before 9am and after 6pm from April 1st through October 31st. See Details