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Dog Friendly Activities in Capitola, CA

There are 2 dog friendly activities in Capitola, and 47 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 Capitola.

Pet Friendly New Brighton Beach
New Brighton Beach Pets go wild for the chance to play at the beach! Yours is welcome to join you here, as long as they remain on-leash. See Details
Pet Friendly Walk and Sip Capitola Village
Walk and Sip Capitola Village 'Walk and Sip Capitola Village' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Laura. You and your pup will take a walking tour of this charming village, learning about its history and architecture along the way. Discover hidden streets and paths and end with sampling local wine. Please note that if bringing a dog, you will miss the first part of tour inside the restaurant due to the venue not being dog friendly. Please contact host prior to booking to make aware. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 8 guests ages 21 and up. Dress in layers as the weather can vary from chilly to warm. Please notify host in advance if you have any food allergies so host can try to accommodte. Rates start at $85 per person. See Details
Roaring Camp Railroads Roaring Camp Railroads offers dog-friendly train rides in Felton, CA, through the California Redwoods. Located just a few miles from Santa Cruz, you and Fido can climb aboard an authentic 19th century steam train for a trip through the magnificent redwood forest. As you travel along the historic, winding narrow-gauge track to the summit of Bear Mountain, the conductor will entertain you with the history of the railroad and its locomotives, which were once used to haul giant redwood logs out of the forest. Tours are offered daily and departure times vary by season. See Details
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Dogs are welcome in the picnic areas and campsites of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Also, unlike many state parks in the area, dogs can also join you on a number of trails, including the Meadow Trail, Pipeline Road, Graham Hill Trail, and Powder Mill Fire Road. The park has been established to preserve forests and the areas next to the watershed of the San Lorenzo River, including a number of huge redwood trees. The park is open from sunrise to sunset every day and the Visitor Center is open from 10am to 4pm. See Details
The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park is dog-friendly. This redwood forest is home to trees that stretch up to 2,600 feet into the sky above. Although logging felled thousands of trees that once stood in the area, many new trees are starting to grow back to cover the land that lay bare for so long. Dogs are only allowed on Aptos Creek Fire Road and the four single-track trails below the steel bridge. Unfortunately, dogs are prohibited beyond the gate at the Porter picnic area parking lot. The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
West Cliff Drive Bring Fido for a hike along West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz. West Cliff Drive is a three-mile walking and biking path along the Pacific Ocean. The walk starts at the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf, winds past the iconic Santa Cruz Dream Inn, Steamer Lane, and Lighthouse Point, and ends at Natural Bridges State Beach. West Cliff Drive is wheelchair accessible. See Details
Twin Lakes State Beach Twin Lakes State Beach is a dog-friendly beach in Santa Cruz, CA. Dogs are welcome as long as they remain on-leash. Outdoor showers and restrooms nearby. See Details
Lighthouse Field State Beach Dogs are welcome at Lighthouse Field State Beach, where you and Fido will discover a dog-friendly picturesque beach. The Lighthouse Field State Beach, also known at Its Beach, is located north of the Lighthouse on West Cliff Drive. You can bring your pooch with you to enjoy the sand and sea, but they must remain on their leash for the duration of their stay. The beach is open from 7am until sunset every day of the week. See Details
Its Beach Its Beach is a dog-friendly beach in Santa Cruz, CA. Your favorite canine will love a romp on this lovely beach, where they're welcome to join you as long as they remain on-leash. 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
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park welcomes leashed dogs on the Pipeline Road, Graham Hill Trail, Powder Mill Fire Road, and Meadow Trail. Dogs are also welcome in the picnic area and campground. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times, and humans must clean up after their canine companions. See Details
University Terrace Dog Run Dogs are allowed to play off-leash in a designated area of this park near Medar Street and Nobel Drive. See Details
Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad is pet-friendly. Committed to providing a great experience to children and adults alike, ride aboard a real steam engine as it goes through beautiful Oak Meadow and Vasona Parks. Dogs & Pets are permitted on the train as long as they are on a leash, and they don’t need a ticket! Humans pay $3 per ticket. Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad is open weekends from 10:30am to 3:00pm. See Details
Los Gatos Creek Trail The Los Gatos Creek 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 Los Gatos! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Los Gatos Creek 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
Martin J. Franich Park The City of Watsonville Parks and Community Services Department offers 28 beautiful and well-maintained parks totaling 184 acres for the public to enjoy, and that make Watsonville an ideal place to live, work, and play

Franich Park includes a playground, dog park, youth baseball field, sand volleyball court, basketball court, and picnic and BBQ facilities. You don't feel isolated from the rest of the park, and dog-owners can be out with their dog and be part of the Community.

*separate areas for large and small dogs *double door entry *waste bags provided in dog area and around perimeter of entire park *water fountains for dogs and humans *limited bench seating, however, locals donate and leave plastic chairs on a regular basis *plenty of shade *hard pack surface
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Scotts Valley Bark Park Scotts Valley Bark Park is a wonderful place for you and your dog. There are two large separate areas; one for small or shy dogs, and another large, outgoing dogs. The park has lots of toys, water dishes, and a play pool for the pooches. It is located in the Skypark Complex, next to soccer fields and a playground (for your non-canine family members). See Details
Bass Pro Shops Dogs are welcome to shop with their humans at Bass Pro Shops in San Jose, CA. You'll find supplies for outdoor recreation, fishing, camping, boating, hunting, dog training and more and this pet-friendly store. See Details
Bargetto Winery Bargetto Winery is dog-friendly. Established in 1933, this Californian winery has a wide selection of red, whites, and reserves for visitors to try. Dogs are welcome to join their owners in the courtyard next to the creek. They also host events, weddings, parties, and give pairing ideas. The tasting room is open every day of the week from 12pm to 5pm. See Details
Mitchell's Cove Beach Great beach has OFF LEASH hours Sunrise-10am, 4pm-sunset Between 10am and 4pm dogs must be on leash

The beach is does not have a sign stating it is Mitchell's Cove beach at this time. This is unfenced but has natural barriers -a cliff on one side and ocean on the other, no gate at the stairway. Must walk down to beach from large staircase. It will keep most dogs in but if your dog likes to climb big rocks up the cliff then you will need a leash.

Look up tide times before you plan a trip here, beach disappears during high tide and can be pretty dangerous. Low tide is much friendlier.
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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
Seabright Beach Leashed dogs are welcome at the dog-friendly Seabright Beach in Santa Cruz, CA. Free parking is available in the neighborhoods surrounding the beach. Restrooms and outdoor showers can be found at the east end of the beach. See Details
Almaden Quicksilver County Park Almaden Quicksilver County Park is a view of California's mining era history. With remnants from the latter part of the 19th century, you can look back in time at the mining operations of that day. Also, Spring offers the chance to see one of the most spectacular wildflower displays of the region. There are over 34.2 miles of hiking trails open to your pet also. Picnic tables are scattered throughout. Fishing is also available, but due to the accumulation of mercury in the reservoirs, the fish are unsafe to eat. Your dog must be on a 6' leash, and handlers must be at least 16 years old. Only two dogs per handler. Owners are responsible for pet care and clean up. Aggression is not tolerated. All dogs must wear proof of current license, rabies vaccination, and must not be in heat. See Details
Butcher Dog Park This San Jose off-leash dog park is fully fenced and comes with all the trimmings -- separate small dog area, benches, shade trees, astroturf and mulch areas. See Details