Dog Friendly Beaches in San Francisco, CA

There are 15 dog friendly beaches in San Francisco, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bolinas Beach

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Leashed dogs are welcome to watch the surfers with you at this beautiful beach.

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.

Albany Bulb

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Pets are welcome to play off-leash in the designated area of this park, which includes a small beach, or escape the crowds for an on-leash stroll along the secluded trails.

Buchanan Dog Beach

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Small little beach where dogs can go un-leashed.

Stinson Beach

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Leashed dogs are welcome on the county beach and in picnic areas, but not on the National Park Service section of the beach.