Dog Friendly Beaches in Salinas, CA

There are 9 dog friendly beaches within 20 miles of Salinas. 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 Salinas.

Pet Friendly Carmel Beach
Carmel Beach Carmel Beach in California is a beautiful beach with the happiest dogs on the planet! You'll see every shape, size, and age, running in the dog-friendly sugar sand and splashing in the aquamarine surf. Public restrooms and a public telephone are available at the Ocean Avenue end of Carmel Beach. See Details
Pet Friendly Carmel River State Beach
Carmel River State Beach Dogs are allowed on leash at Carmel River State Beach in Carmel, CA. This mile-long, dog-friendly beach features a bird sanctuary in a lagoon. Monastery Beach, also known as San Jose Creek Beach, is part of the park and is popular with scuba divers. Swimmers need to be careful in the water because it can become choppy and dangerous. For opening times and unexpected closures, please call the Carmel River State Beach or check their website. See Details
Monterey State Beach 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. See Details
Asilomar State Beach Bring Fido, on a leash, to enjoy the beauty of coastal California at this popular destination. Asilomar State Beach in Pacific Grove, CA, is a narrow, one-mile strip of sandy beach and rocky coves. A one-mile coast walking trail - the Asilomar Coast Trail - is open to pedestrians. Explore the forest, the coast or the Dune Boardwalk with your pup and enjoy the day spent surrounded by the delights of nature. Dogs are permitted on the state beach and the coast trail, but must be leashed at all times and be in the immediate control of the handler. See Details
Rio Del Mar Beach Dogs are welcome to join you on-leash at this dog-friendly beach with hardly any traffic. See Details
Manresa State Beach Leashed dogs are welcome to join you at this Watsonville beach. See Details
Garrapata State Park 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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Seacliff State Beach Known for its fishing pier and concrete freighter, The SS Palo Alto, Seacliff State Beach is a dog-friendly spot to enjoy the sea air alongside Fido. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than six feet and attended by their owner. There is a $10 day-use fee for vehicles. The Seacliff State Beach is open daily from 8am to sunset. See Details
Del Monte Beach Leashed dogs are welcome to join you at the laid back, family- and dog-friendly Del Monte Beach in Monterey, CA. The beach is an extension of Monterey State Beach. Sometimes waves can be dangerous, so be careful if you decide to enjoy the surf. No lifeguards are on duty. See Details