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Dog Friendly Beaches in Portola Valley, CA

There are 7 dog friendly beaches within 20 miles of Portola Valley. 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 Portola Valley.

Pet Friendly Poplar Beach
Poplar Beach Both horses and leashed dogs are welcome at the pet-friendly Poplar Beach in Half Moon Bay, CA. The are area is operated by the city and dogs are allowed on the sand, unlike most of the state-run beaches. Admission to the beach is free, but there is a $2/hour fee for parking. See Details
Pet Friendly Bean Hollow State Beach
Bean Hollow State Beach 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. See Details
Pacifica State Beach (Linda Mar) Pacifica State Beach (Linda Mar) is pet friendly. You can bring your pet with you on-leash for a stroll along this beautiful Pacifica beach with stunning ocean views. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind by their pups to preserve the cleanliness of the beach. See Details
Montara State Beach Montara State Beach is a popular dog-friendly destination. Pets are allowed to join you on this beach as long as they are on a leash under six feet. This area is really popular for people who want to explore tide pools and partake in a little bit of surf fishing. While you're there, you can check out Montara Mountain as well, featuring the only undisturbed coastal mountain habitat across 100 miles of coastline. Montara State Beach is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Pillar Point Harbor Enclosed within a sea wall, it's an area where dogs and kids can swim and play. Parking lot fills up early on weekends. See Details
Esplanade Beach 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. See Details
Half Moon Bay State Beach 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. See Details