Dog Friendly Beaches in Monterey, CA
There are 15 dog friendly beaches in Monterey, 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.
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Monterey State Beach

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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.

Del Monte Beach

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Pets are welcome to join you on-leash at this laid back, family-friendly Monterey beach.

McAbee Beach

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Pets are welcome to join you on-leash at this Monterey Beach. Restrooms are available nearby.

Carmel Beach

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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. There is no leash law for dogs and fires are permitted on the beach south of 10th Avenue. Public restrooms and a public telephone are available at the Ocean Avenue end of Carmel Beach. Open 6am to 10pm.

Seabright Beach

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Bring your pet along with you as you relax on the sandy shores of this Santa Cruz beach. They're welcome to join you as long as they're on-leash.

Twin Lakes State Beach

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Bring your pet with you as you enjoy this beach. They're welcome as long as they remain on-leash. Outdoor showers and restrooms nearby.

Its Beach

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Your pet will love a romp on this lovely Santa Cruz beach, where they're welcome to join you as long as they remain on-leash.

Pfeiffer Beach

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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.

Asilomar Beach

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Although Fido is not allowed to be off-leash at Asilomar State Beach, you both will still enjoy the beauty of coastal California at this popular destination. Explore the forest, the coast, or the Dune Boardwalk with your pup and enjoy the day spent surrounded by the delights of nature. Dogs and humans must stay on trails or boardwalks at all time. Leashes must be six feet long or less.

Carmel River State Beach

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Soak up the serenity at this quiet, gorgeous Carmel beach which ends at a protected bird sanctuary. Leashed pets are welcome.

Rio Del Mar Beach

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Dogs are welcome to join you on-leash at this dog-friendly beach with hardly any traffic.

Moss Landing Beach

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Located behind Phil's Fish Market and the Monterey Aquarium Research facility. Uncrowded beach and offleash dog area, the state beach aerea just to the south is not dog okay.

Manresa State Beach

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Leashed dogs are welcome to join you at this Watsonville beach.

Sunset State Beach

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Pets are welcome on-leash at this Watsonville beach with soft sands, dunes, restrooms and an outdoor shower.

Garrapata State Park

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Leashed dogs are welcome in the park on Garrapata Beach only. Dogs must be on a six-foot leash at all times.
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