Dog Friendly Activities in Carlsbad, CA

There are 7 dog friendly activities in Carlsbad. 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 Carlsbad.

Pet Friendly Poinsettia Dog Park
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
Pet Friendly Dog Park at Alga Norte Community Park
Dog Park at Alga Norte Community Park Alga Norte Community Park in Carlsbad, CA, features an off-leash dog park divided into areas for larger and smaller dogs. Fido can play with his furry friends here while enjoying the obstacle course-type equipment on a mix of turf and decomposed granite surfaces. Ensure Fido is leashed in the community recreation area until the designated dog park. See Details
Carlsbad Strawberry Company Carlsbad Strawberry Company in Carlsbad, CA, is pet-friendly during pumpkin patch season in the fall. Bring Fido along to pick out the perfect pumpkins, take photos with curated displays, and on weekends you can enjoy games and food. Dogs are not allowed in the spring and summer strawberry patches. See Details
Carlsbad Premium Outlets Carlsbad Premium Outlets is a dog-friendly open-air shopping center where Fido is welcome on-leash in the outdoor areas. While the property welcomes pets, owners must confirm dog policies before entering shops. See Details
Alga Norte Community Park The pet-friendly Alga Norte Community Park is an excellent place for you to bring Fido to spend some time outdoors! Located in Carlsbad, CA, this recreation area features an off-leash dog park, San Diego County's largest skate park, ball fields, basketball courts, a playground and more. See Details
Hands on Floral Design Workshop 'Hands on Floral Design Workshop' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Breesa. Your pooch will sit alongside and watch you create a centerpiece or bouquet from flowers of your choosing from display. Your host will teach you about the proper way to process and care for cut flowers, the hardgoods and tools used for design, prepping a centerpiece, and lead you through the design process. The experience lasts 5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 18 and up. Rates start at $175 per person. See Details
Ann D. L'Heureux Memorial Dog Park The dog-friendly Ann D. L'Heureux Memorial Dog Park in Carlsbad, CA, features 13,200 square feet of fenced area for dogs to play and exercise. The park has benches, a dog drinking fountain, plastic bag dispensers, a dedicated parking lot and is shaded by eucalyptus trees. See Details
Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve is a dog-friendly area in Escondido, CA. Your leashed pup is welcome to join you on the 11 miles of trails through the reserve. 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. Dogs must remain on a hand-held leash no longer than six feet. See Details
Live Oak County Park Live Oak County Park in Fallbrook, CA is the city's first off-leash dog park. The area offers more than 3000 square feet of fenced in grassy areas for Fido to run, play and make new friends. The dog park at Live Oak County Park has plenty of shade from mature oak trees, benches, waste stations, water fountains and more. There is a fee for parking. 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
La Jolla Cove Leashed dogs are welcome on the beach at La Jolla Cove, in San Diego, CA before 9 a.m. and after 6 p.m. from April 1 to October 31, and before 9 a.m. and after 4 p.m. from November 1 to March 31. The beach is located at the northeast end of Ellen Browning Scripps Park. Take Fido for a walk above the bluffs on the La Jolla Coast Walk Trail, explore tide pools, or find a spot on the beach to relax. Always keep dogs away from wildlife. See Details
North Beach North Beach is a dog-friendly beach in Del Mar, CA. Dogs are allowed off-leash during the off-season, between the day after Labor Day through June 15th. June 16th through Labor Day, during the summer, pups are only allowed off-leash from dawn to 8:00 AM. Otherwise, dogs are still welcome on the beach but must remain leashed. A dog license must be affixed to the collar, and leashes cannot exceed six feet. See Details
San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve Rios (East) Trail The Rios (East) Trail is an easy 1.2-mile hike in the San Elijo Ecological Reserve in Solana Beach, CA. This dog-friendly trail runs close to the lagoon and allows one to enjoy wetland plants and birds. This beautiful area is still close to 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. See Details
South Buena Vista Park South Buena Vista Park is a large park offering dog-friendly off-leash hours in Vista, CA. The park has shaded areas for wandering in and out of the trees and open spaces for running. There is a doggie drinking fountain and several waste bag stations. For the humans, there are many benches, a basketball court and a fenced-in playground. Check their website for current off-leash hours. See Details
Montiel Park Bring Fido for fun at Montiel Park, a dog-friendly community space in San Marcos, CA. The amenities include a basketball court, disc golf course and picnic tables. Fido must stay leashed on the grounds, but an off-leash dog park is on-site. See Details
Westfield UTC Westfield UTC is a fabulous open-air shopping area in San Diego, CA. Not all shops are dog-friendly so be sure to check with staff first before entering with Fido. Dogs are also welcome to visit the Bark Park located behind the Clock Tower in Palm Plaza. Take the hill going down between Tender Greens and Express to find the lush, fully fenced-in dog park for your dog to enjoy. See Details
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
Encinitas Viewpoint Park Encinitas Viewpoint Park in Encinitas, CA, is a dog-friendly park that welcomes Fido to play off-leash during designated hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Visit the website for the current specified times. See Details
Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park is located within Encinitas Community Park in Encinitas, CA. This 2-acre dog park features areas for small dogs, timid or first-time dogs, and a large lawn open to all. Dogs must be leashed when walking to and from the designated off-leash area. The park is closed for maintenance on Thursdays from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM. See Details
Brengle Terrace Park Brengle Terrace Park is a dog-friendly park in Vista, CA, where Fido is welcome on a leash. This park features basketball and volleyball courts, a BBQ, picnic tables, a botanical garden, disc golf, playgrounds for children, and more. They also have a recreation center nearby. See Details
Carlsbad, CA, US