Dog Friendly Activities in Carmel, CA

There are 17 dog friendly activities in Carmel. 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 Carmel.

Pet Friendly Carmel Beach
Carmel Beach This is a beautiful beach with the happiest dogs on the planet -- you'll see every shape, size, and age, running in the sugar sand and splashing in the aquamarine surf. Public restrooms and a public telephone are available at the Ocean Avenue end of Carmel Beach. See Details
Pet Friendly Carmel Plaza
Carmel Plaza Carmel Plaza is a pet-friendly shopping area located along Ocean Avenue in Carmel. Many of the plaza's boutiques, studios, and restaurants cater to dogs and their humans. In the courtyard of the plaza, you and your pup will find the famous Fountain of Woof. You and Fido can relax by the fountain before he takes a sip from the fountain for good luck. As an added bonus, Carmel Plaza is just a half-mile from the pet-friendly Carmel Beach. See Details
Garland Ranch Regional Park Garland Ranch Regional Park is a gorgeous park with the Carmel River running through it. Dogs are allowed off-leash in certain areas, including in the river and on selected trails (not the horse trails). Atop the northern crest of the Santa Lucia Mountains, the trails encounter open oak savannas and spectacular vistas. Along the way, you will travel through maple-filled canyons, dense oak woodlands, and thick stands of chaparral. There are trails for nearly all abilities, from beginner to advanced hiker. Trail maps can be found at the park's visitor center. The park is open dawn until dusk. See Details
Mission Trail Park Mission Trail Park offers 35 acres of trails in southeast Carmel. If you enter the trail system via Mountain View Avenue (where it turns into Forest Road), you can take a nice little walk down to the Carmel Mission Basilica. You can also enter the park from Rio Road, across from the mission. See Details
Carmel River State Beach Soak up the serenity at this quiet, gorgeous Carmel beach which ends at a protected bird sanctuary. Leashed pets are welcome. See Details
Garrapata State Park Leashed dogs are welcome in the park on Garrapata Beach only. Dogs must be on a six-foot leash at all times. See Details
Galante Vineyards Tasting Room Galante Vineyards Tasting Room welcomes you and your pet to enjoy some of the finest wines in Carmel! They are passionate and knowledgable about wine and provide treats to visiting pooches. See Details
Signature Paw Spa We are a full service grooming and cage free boarding facility located in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea. We have designer dog clothing! Taking your pups for a dip in the ocean? Come on in to get all tidied up and check out some of our beach bummin' accessories! Combined with over 10 years in the grooming industry, we specialize in chemical-free dog grooming to keep your pup feeling good and smelling great! See Details
Diggidy Dog Diggidy Dog is a dog and cat boutique with a huge assortment of collars, specialty leashes, beds, toys and treats. See Details
Carmel Walks Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome to join their humans on these two-hour historical walking tours through the secret paths of Carmel. See Details
California Legacy Tours Monica will guide you through the best art studios, restaurants and homes in Carmel. Pets are welcome to join you on your tour. See Details
Dawn's Dream Winery Wine Tasting, Dog Treats, Water. Bring your friendly companions and enjoy a flight of amazing Pinot Noir sourced from Monterey County. See Details
Mad Dogs & Englishmen Mad Dogs & Englishmen is dog-friendly! The unique bike shop is located in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea. It specializes in high end bicycles and dog accessories "for biking with your best friend." Electric bikes can be rented for the day that include pup-friendly sidecars and trailers. See Details
Scheid Vineyards, Carmel Tasting Room Located in historic Carmel-by-the-Sea, Scheid Vineyards' Carmel tasting room is dog-friendly! Owners can swirl, sniff, and sip a glass of estate grown wine or try one of its two tasting flights. Dogs must be leashed during their visit to the tasting room. This location of Scheid Vineyards is open Sunday through Thursday from 12pm to 7pm and Friday and Saturday from 12pm to 8pm. See Details
The Dog House The Dog House is a pet-friendly store in Carmel Plaza. This unique dog boutique is full of custom-made dog outfits, accessories, treats, and a variety of dog toys. The best part is, all of Carmel Plaza allows dogs and there's a dog water fountain here, too. The Dog House is open every day of the week from 10am to 6pm. See Details
Carmel River State Beach Dogs are allowed on leash at Carmel River State Beach. This mile-long beach features a bird sanctuary in a lagoon. Monastery Beach, also known as San Jose Creek Beach, is part of the park and is popular with scuba divers. Swimmers need to be careful in the water because the water can become choppy and dangerous. For opening times and unexpected closures, give Carmel River State Beach a call. See Details
Taste Morgan Taste Morgan is pet-friendly. For nearly four decades, Taste Morgan has been synonymous with artisan, vineyard-centric wines from the Santa Lucia Highlands and Monterey appellations. Taste Morgan brings the family's history and craft to life through a relaxed tasting experience. At Taste Morgan, you can sample the latest vintages, many of which are only available at the source. Taste Morgan welcomes you to their pet-friendly, heated patio to taste through a flight of locally grown and produced wines. While walk-ins are welcome, reservations through their website are recommended. Morgan Winery is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11am to 6pm. See Details
Monterey State Beach Your pet will jump for joy at the chance to play at this dog-friendly beach. Dogs are supposed to be leashed, but many regulars will let their dogs play off leash. Dogs are not at all permitted on Monterey State Beach north of the Monterey Beach Hotel resort. See Details
17-Mile Drive Bring your canine companion along for the ride on the 17-Mile Drive from Pacific Grove to Pebble Beach. 17-Mile Drive is a popular coastal landmark, providing opportunities to visit legendary sites while enjoying breathtakingly beautiful scenery. Some of California's most well-known landmarks can be found on this toll road including The Lone Cypress, Cypress Point Lookout, Spanish Bay and Carmel Bay. Gates are open to the public from sunrise to sunset. Motorcycles are prohibited. Upon payment of your entry fee at any of the five entry gates into Pebble Beach, you will receive a helpful brochure detailing the many scenic and historic points of interest along the route which also serves as a perfect souvenir. See Details
Del Monte Beach Pets are welcome to join you on-leash at this laid back, family-friendly Monterey beach. See Details
Rip Van Winkle Open Space Rip Van Winkle Open Space is a dog friendly area between Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach. Above Asilomar State Beach, the park is open at all times. Dog poop bags are available and free in the parking lot. See Details
Magic of Monterey Beach Scavenger Hunt 'Magic of Monterey Beach Scavenger Hunt' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Kat & Alan. Discover Monterey Beach in a unique way. First, receive instructions and warm up for the event. Then, depart with your dog on a whistle-stop tour of the sights and sounds of Monterey Beach. Take part in fun activities and complete clues along the way. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 30 guests of all ages. Rates start at $25 per person. See Details
Pfeiffer Beach Dogs on leash are welcome. From Big Sur, start heading south on Highway 1 and look carefully for Sycamore Road. Take Sycamore Road just over 2 miles to the beach. There is a $5 entrance fee per car. See Details
Asilomar State Beach BringFido, on a leash, to enjoy the beauty of coastal California at this popular destination. Asilomar State Beach is a narrow, one-mile strip of sandy beach and rocky coves. A one-mile coast walking trail - the Asilomar Coast Trail - is open to pedestrians. Explore the forest, the coast, or the Dune Boardwalk with your pup and enjoy the day spent surrounded by the delights of nature. Dogs are permitted on the state beach and the coast trail, but must be leashed at all times and be in the immediate control of the handler. See Details