Dog Friendly Activities in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA

There’s 1 dog friendly activity in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, and 130 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 Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

Pet Friendly San Elijo State Beach
San Elijo State Beach San Elijo State Beach in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA, offers dog-friendly campgrounds, paved roads, and trails. Dogs must be on a six foot leash at all times. Dogs are not permitted on the beach. See Details
Pet Friendly The Original Dog Beach
The Original Dog Beach Perhaps the most popular canine hotspot in San Diego is The Original Dog Beach located at the northern end of Ocean Beach. Here, dogs can roam off leash at any time of the day. Owners should take care to pick up after their pets. After a day at the beach, you may want to head over to the Dog Beach Dog Wash to give Fido a bath. Located at 4933 Voltaire Street, the Dog Wash is just two blocks away from the beach. See Details
Fiesta Island Park Most of this large sandy island in Mission Bay is designated leash-free for dogs. Fiesta Island Off-Leash Dog Park has lots of sandy dunes to romp in, and the calm bay waters allow the more adventurous dogs take a quick dip. There is a designated off-leash location on the backside of the island as Sea World will be on your left, fenced-in front with signs. Bring water for your dogs. Check the Seaworld website to confirm firework schedules if Fido is scared of the loud bangs. See Details
Aqua Adventures Aqua Adventures is a dog-friendly tour and rental company in San Diego, CA. Take your pup kayaking or on an SUP on Mission Bay in San Diego. Stop for a run on Fiesta Island and bring a picnic to make a fun beach day for the whole family! Lily and Juanita will give your pooch some tips and show you how it's done. See Details
SUP Pups SUP Pups in San Diego, CA, offer you and Fido the ultimate dog-friendly adventure! SUP Pups provide a one-of-a-kind Paddle Board Lesson learning the basics, safety, and technique of the fun sport while giving you tips and tricks to help your dog fall in love too! Meet your Certified SUP Instructor behind the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Liberty Station and head out with your dog in the calm, no-wake channel way. The 1hr Private Lesson includes the paddle board rental (the most stable board you will ever be on), Dog Life-Jacket and human waist PFD. Your instructor will take photos and videos for you to capture the adventure! SUP Pups aim to teach you everything you need to know to help build your confidence and knowledge so you can fall in love with paddle boarding with your dog and obtain a new, fun hobby together! SUP Pups host community SUP Social Events which are a fun, group paddle out together. Please visit the website to book your adventure and view upcoming events. See Details
Balboa Park Leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy many of the offerings of Balboa Park, one of the largest urban parks in the country with over 1,000 acres. Located in San Diego, the park has plenty of open spaces, gardens, and walking paths in addition to the San Diego Zoo, museums, and theaters. There are also two designated off-leash areas for dogs to explore at Balboa Dr at El Prado on the south side of Cabrillo Bridge and Morley Field located northwest of the tennis courts. When not in a designated off-leash area, dogs must be leashed at all time, and humans must clean up after their dogs throughout the park and off-leash areas. See Details
Spanish Village Art Center Stroll with Fido through the dog-friendly studios of incredibly talented artists, metalsmiths, photographers, painters, sculptors, and designers at the Spanish Village Art Studios in Balboa Park located in San Diego, CA. Converse with each artist, browse through beautiful galleries, and shop for your new must-have pieces you support the San Diego art community. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome to join you as you experience this unique environment. See Details
Eco Boat Rentals Eco Boat Rentals is a dog-friendly activity in San Diego, CA. They offer hydro-cycle boats and pedal kayaks in San Diego Bay. They also provide different sizes of life vests for dogs. Leashed pups are welcome, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans on a stroll through history at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, where humans will learn about life in the 1820s-1870s. Here visitors will see the converging cultures of Mexico and the United States as they follow the transition of San Diego through history from a Mexican pueblo to an American settlement. Dogs must be leashed at all times and are not permitted in buildings. See Details
Cardiff State Beach Cardiff State Beach is a dog-friendly beach on the San Diego Coast. Dogs are allowed at Cardiff Reef and Seaside, South of Tower 16. All dogs must be on a 6’ leash and under owners control at all times. People enjoy swimming, surfing, and beachcombing the beach. The sands gently slope into the warm water that laps the shore. See Details
Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve is a dog-friendly area in Escondido, CA. Your pooch is welcome to join you on the 11 miles of trails that wind around the public area. Along the way, you can stop off at one of the picturesque picnic spots for a bite to eat and enjoy a scenic mountain view. Trees in the park include oak riparian, oak woodland, coastal sage scrub, and chaparral. There are lots of other animals that call the park their home, maybe you'll spot them whilst exploring with your pooch. California leash law is enforced and dogs must remain on leash at all times on the “Way Up” Trail and Lower Trails. Monday through Friday dogs under effective voice command are permitted off leash at the top of the “Way Up” Trail (only beyond the designated marker). On Saturday, Sunday, and holidays dogs are required to remain on leash at all times throughout the Reserve. Additionally, dogs must remain on leash in parking lots, picnic areas, overlooks, or any time they become a nuisance to people, property, and wild or domestic animals. See Details
Civita Park Civita Park is a dog-friendly, multi-level, 14-acre park and dog park in San Diego, CA. Your leashed dog is welcome to join you at the dog park, outdoor amphitheater, picnic grove, and interpretive gardens. Dogs are not allowed in the interactive water feature, bocce court, basketball court, or historic mining terrace. The dog park on site has two separate areas for play, where dogs are separated based upon weight. Please check with the San Diego Park and Recreation Department for requirements regarding vaccinations and age for use of the dog park. See Details
Poinsettia Dog Park Bring your pooch to play at Poinsettia Dog Park located at Poinsettia Community Park in Carlsbad, CA. The park features a 27,700-square-foot off-leash and fenced area with a natural grass surface. The park has separate areas for large dogs small dogs, and each section has agility equipment, drinking fountains, bag dispensers and picnic tables.Additional shaded picnic tables are located outside the dog park’s two sets of double-entry gates. See Details
Grape Street Dog Park The dog-friendly Grape Street Dog Park is the largest dog park in Balboa Park in San Diego, CA. The park features five acres of open fields that are surrounded by groves of mature eucalyptus trees. Other amenities include two dog water fountains and a restroom for people. See Details
Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve is a dog-friendly preservation area in San Diego, CA. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails on leashes no longer than 8-feet long. Scenery in the canyon includes waterfalls, streamside forest, sycamore trees, a freshwater marsh, and wildlife like mule deer, bobcat, coyote and, raccoons. All recreational activities within the Preserve are day-use only and camping is prohibited. See Details
Kearny Mesa Leash-Free Dog Park Fido is sure to enjoy Kearny Mesa Leash-Free Dog Park in San Diego, CA. Your pet will love to play off-leash at this fenced, 1-acre dog park featuring shady trees, chairs, and water stations for pups and people. See Details
Mikkeller Brewing San Diego Mikkeller Brewing San Diego is a dog-friendly brewery in San Diego, CA. Fido is welcome to join you at a table inside the taproom. There are 24 beers on tap and food trucks are frequently on site. See Details
North Beach North Beach is a dog-friendly beach in Del Mar, CA. Dogs must be leashed June 16th through Labor Day. Dogs able to run under voice control of owner from the day after Labor Day through June 15th. A dog license must be affixed to the collar and leashes cannot be in excess of six feet. See Details
Mount Woodson Trail The Mt. Woodson trailhead is located on the east side of Lake Poway. Beginning from the Lake Poway Staging area, the hike to the Mt. Woodson Summit is an extremely challenging 2,000 foot climb in elevation. This 8 mile round trip hike may take 3 to 4 hours on average and is only recommended for experienced hikers looking for a strenuous workout. Please note that some popular trails are dangerous to hike in the heat. See Details
Westfield UTC Westfield UTC is a fabulous, dog-friendly, open-air shopping (120 boutiques) area in San Diego, CA. Not all shops are dog-friendly so be sure to check with staff first before entering with Fido. Fido is also welcome to visit the Bark Park located behind the Clock Tower in Palm Plaza. Take the hill going down in between Tender Greens and Express to find the lush, fully fenced in dog park for your dog to enjoy. See Details
Original Paw Pleasers Dog Bakery The Original Paw Pleasers is San Diego's first dog bakery, featuring a full line of fresh baked, preservative-free treats, including a grain-free line. Having a birthday? They bake all cakes and ice cream to order in their on site bakery. They are also a boutique with lots of fun toys, leashes and collars. Stop in for a visit with Fido! See Details
Alga Norte Community Park Dog-friendly Alga Norte Community Park in Carlsbad, CA, features an off-leash dog park divided into areas for larger and smaller dogs, and includes obstacle course-type play equipment on a mix of turf and decomposed granite surfaces. See Details
San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve Rios (East) Trail The Rios (East) Trail is a dog-friendly, easy, 1.2-miles hike in the San Elijo Ecological Reserve in Solana Beach, CA, that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. This trail runs close by the lagoon and provides the opportunity to enjoy wetland plants and birds. This beautiful area is still close by the highway and parts of it can be muddy. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Find the trailhead at the end of Rios Ave, where you also find on-street parking. Look for a kiosk with information about the lagoon. See Details
Mast Park Off-Leash Dog Park Mast Park Off-Leash Dog Park is a dog-friendly park in Santee, CA, set on the banks of the San Diego river. Pets are permitted on-leash in designated areas. The park also features 2-miles of lighted trails, walk-in access from the Mission Creek Trail and Wintercreek Place, and has restrooms on site. See Details