Dog Friendly Beaches in San Rafael, CA

There are 11 dog friendly beaches in San Rafael, 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.

Heart's Desire Beach at Tomales Bay State Park

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Pets are welcome on-leash at this uncrowded beach with dunes and free parking, making it well worth the drive.

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.

Limantour Beach

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Between Drakes Bay and an estuary, Limantour Beach serves as the home to birds who enjoy the land and sea. Walk along the dog-friendly southeast area of the beach with your pup! Dogs must be kept on leashes of six or less feet.

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.

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.