Dog Friendly Activities in Avila Beach, CA

There’s 1 dog friendly activity in Avila Beach, and 38 more nearby. 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 Avila Beach.

Pet Friendly Avila Beach
Avila Beach Avila Beach is the smallest of the beaches in Avila & Port San Luis Harbor and its called dog beach by the locals. No matter what time of day it is, you will more than likely find dogs running free through the surf. The Port San Luis Harbor District currently allows well behaved dogs to be off the leash anytime on this beach and Olde Port Beach. Keep your dog under control, pick up after them and clean up after yourself. See Details
Pet Friendly Dinosaur Caves Park
Dinosaur Caves Park This 11 acre park is very popular among dog walkers. It has a children's playground, and overlooks the ocean. You can see sea birds resting on the cliffs while walking around the park. It is also popular for art walks on the 1st Sunday of the month. See Details
Cayucos Beach Cayucos Beach is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome to play in the sand at this Cayucos beach, as long as they are well-behaved and cleaned up after. Please take into consideration other beach users if you plan on spending the day here with your pup. See Details
Pismo Beach State Beach This is one of the few state beaches in California that allows you to camp at the state campground (we stayed at North Beach loop) and take your dog on the beach provided he stays on the leash. There are short coastal walking trails along the sand & you're a short walk from the town of Pismo which is very dog friendly. See Details
El Chorro Dog Park Located in El Chorro Regional Park, the El Chorro Dog Park features a fully fenced off-leash space with separate areas for large and small pups, water spigots and splash tubs. The Regional Park also includes a day use area with barbeque facilities, a botanical garden, and numerous hiking trails. See Details
Laguna Lake Park Off leash dog park not near the water. Dog mits and water bowls provided. See Details
Del Mar Park Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners at this 9-acre Morro Bay park's walking paths. See Details
Bob Jones City to the Sea Trail Pick up a delicious picnic lunch from the Avila Valley Barn before hopping on the 2.5-mile Bob Jones City to the Sea Trail (which starts right behind the farm). The paved trail winds its way through the Avila Valley, following a beautiful stream all the way to Avila Beach. Either of the town’s two off-leash dog beaches (Olde Port Beach and Fisherman’s Beach) can be accessed by walking a half mile past the trail’s official end in the somewhat narrow bike line on Avila Beach Drive. See Details
Avila Beach The last beach near the point at Avila Beach has a lot of dogs that are off-leash; although it's posted however they are not allowed between 10am-5pm. The beach is bordered by rocks jutting out into the water and a rocky cliff up to the street, so it's a natural sort of fence. There are doggie bags available for use. Parking is along the road and access is free. See Details
Woof-Pac Park Your pet will go wild for the chance to play and make friends off-leash at this 3-acre, fenced dog park. See Details
Pismo State Beach Your pet is welcome to join you as you enjoy this lovely Oceano beach, as long as they remain on leash and do not go into the dunes preserve. See Details
Point Sal State Beach Trail Point Sal State Beach Trail is a difficult, 10.3 mile hike that will take about 5 hours to complete with Fido. This trail is a haven for bikers, hikers, and dogs to enjoy the beach. This solitude is thanks to the fact that the road to the beach was closed off in 1993 and the beach was never popular due to the lack of facilities. Enjoy the beach wilderness, but be aware that the riptides and undertow in the surf can be deadly. Occasionally this area is closed off due to military activity. See Details
Jody Giannini Family Dog Park This park features separate enclosed grassy areas with ocean views for both small and large dogs to play off leash. Dogs must be current on vaccinations and licensed with tags. Take Hwy 1 North heading out of Morro Bay, turn at the stop signal, San Jacinto. Go straight until you come to Ironwood Ave, turn left on Ironwood Ave and it dead ends into Del Mar Park. Follow the signs to the dog park west of the parking lot near the tennis courts. This is a self-funded and maintained dog park. Open 8am to dusk. See Details
San Luis Obispo Railroad Safety Trail The San Luis Obispo Railroad Safety Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in San Luis Obispo! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the San Luis Obispo Railroad Safety Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Elm Street Dog Park Elm Street Dog Park is an off-leash park in Arroyo Grande. Newly completed, the park is still accepting donations to add on amenities. See Details
Saucelito Canyon Vineyards Feast on cheese, crackers, meats, chocolate and delicious wine on the dog-friendly outdoor patio at Saucelito Canyon Vineyards. Wines made from the dry-farmed vineyard. See Details
Forever Stoked Paint Party 'Forever Stoked Paint Party' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Chris. Paint alongside artist Chris Pedersen from Forever Stoked. Dogs are welcome to attend the class. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 18 and up. No experience necessary, just a great attitude and willingness to have fun! Rates start at $50 per person. See Details
Sunset Drive-In If you are looking for nostalgia, look no further. Dog friendly as long as your dogs are not barking! Double features are $8 for ages 12 and up, $4 for ages 5-11, and free for 4 and under. See Details
Montaña de Oro State Park Dogs are allowed at Montaña de Oro State Park, where stunning cliffs, beaches, coastal plains, streams, canyons, and hills dominate the landscape. Fido can join you at the pet-friendly picnic areas, campsites and park roads, but is not permitted to wander on the beaches or trails. The one beach that does allow dogs is Spooner’s Cove beach, where Islay Creek empties into the Pacific Ocean. Montaña de Oro is open every day of the week from 6am to 10pm. See Details
Santa Maria Valley Railroad Trail The Santa Maria Valley Railroad Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Santa Maria! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Santa Maria Valley Railroad Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Avila Valley Barn Well behaved dogs on a leash are allowed to join their owners in the outdoor areas and on the picnic tables at Avila Valley Barn. This popular spot is a great place to stop off and buy fresh produce, including delicious fruit and vegetables that are grown locally. You and your pooch can pick up a pie or bakery treat to enjoy on the picnic tables or grab an ice cream on the way to Avila Beach. There are hayrides, farm pets and you can even pick your own fruit. If Fido makes a mess, you'll find a pet waste station on the grounds too. Avila Valley Barn is open Thursday through Monday from 9am to 5pm. See Details
Nipomo Park Off Leash Area Dogs are allowed to play off-leash in a designated area of this park near Tefft Street and Pomery Road. See Details
Write and Record Song with Professional 'Write and Record Song with Professional' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Olivia. You will arrive at Olivia's studio, and spend some time on writing the lyrics and melodies to your very own original song. Don’t worry if you are a poet and not a singer, Olivia is happy to sing the song. Your host is a dog lover herself, with two of her own pups at home. Her dogs won't be at the experience but yours is welcome. The experience lasts 5 hours and can accommodate up to 3 guests ages 13 and up. Rates start at $350 per person. See Details
The Luffa Farm The Luffa Farm offers a free tour and information about how luffa sponges are grown and harvested. There is also a gift shop where they sell luffas and other products. Leashed dogs are welcome on tours. See Details