Dog Friendly Activities in Encinitas, CA

There are 11 dog friendly activities in Encinitas. 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 Encinitas.

Pet Friendly San Elijo Lagoon Trail
San Elijo Lagoon Trail San Elijo Lagoon Trail is an easy, 3-mile hike in the San Elijo Ecological Reserve 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. See Details
Pet Friendly Orpheus Dog Park
Orpheus Dog Park This beautiful neighborhood park boasts gorgeous ocean views that your pet can enjoy off-leash with you at designated hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Visit the website for the current off-leash hours. See Details
Viewpoint Off Leash Dog Area Pets are welcome to run and play off-leash during designated hours at this lovely, well-shaded city park. See Details
Cardiff State Beach Cardiff State Beach is a dog-friendly beach on the San Diego Coast. People enjoy swimming, surfing, and beachcombing the beach. The sands gently slope into the warm water that laps the shore. Fido can join you on the sand, as long as they are on a leash under 6 feet. The beach is open every day from 6am to sunset. See Details
Village Park Trail Your pet will find plenty of smells to investigate on this lovely, natural trail, which is rarely crowded. Pets welcome off-leash, but be careful as it is not fenced. See Details
Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park features separate areas for small and large dogs, watering stations, cleanup bags, and benches. See Details
Seaside Bazaar Seaside Bazaar is an open-air marketplace where you and your leashed pup can explore, listen to music, and enjoy the cappuccino and smoothie bar. You'll find handcrafted treasures, leather goods, unique clothing, furniture, silk-screened t-shirts, hats, jewelry from around the world, and eco-friendly clothing, art, designer bags, as well as items from Nepal & Bali. The selection at the Seaside Bazaar is ever-changing. Come see what's new and visit with your favorite vendors that have been there for years. See Details
Walk the City Tour-Downtown Encinitas 'Walk the City Tour-Downtown Encinitas' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Diane & David. Enjoy scintillating stories and amusing tales of some of the eccentric and wonderful personalities that helped shape this Californian community. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 6 and up. Rates start at $39 per person. See Details
Willow Creek Stables We love dogs! Come on a guided horseback trail ride with us while your dog relaxes in our shaded watered dog run. See Details
Gardenology Gardenology starts with a vision for a lifestyle that offers simple but necessary comforts inspired by life along the coast. Redefining indoor and outdoor living with home furnishings such as American-made custom furniture, washable bed linens, handcrafted dinnerware, unusual decorative accessories, vintage architectural elements and one-of-a-kind objects. Simplistically and stylishly integrate these furnishings into any design aesthetic with unique lighting options from ceiling pendants to chandeliers. Vessels, garden pottery & vases provide a base for a hand-picked selection of permanent botanicals. Enlist our help with Interior Design Services or permanent floral design. See Details
The Perfect Beach Day with a 1971 VW Bus 'The Perfect Beach Day with a 1971 VW Bus' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by David. Featuring a 1971 VW Bus, you'll get a prime beach spot, beach towels, surf opportunities, boogie boards, chairs, umbrellas, water and an incredible ocean view at one of the best beaches in San Diego. Dogs are allowed on a leash on this beach. The experience lasts 4 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 18 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $37 per person. 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. See Details
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
Buccaneer Beach Park Leashed dogs are welcome in this small park, but not on the adjacent beach. See Details
North Beach (Dog Beach) Nine months of the year, dogs are allowed along the entire two plus mile stretch of beach in addition to the City’s two major parks, Seagrove Park and Powerhouse Park. Dogs must be leashed June 15th through Labor Day. Dogs able to run under voice control of owner from the day after Labor Day through June 14th. See Details
Create an Abstract Landscape Painting 'Create an Abstract Landscape Painting' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Charley. This upgrade on a “wine and paint” class includes being guided through the process of creating your own framed abstract painting, each one unique by color way and shape. The experience takes place in the artist's house, which is dog-friendly too. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 11 and up. Rates start at $44 per person. See Details
Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve Pets are welcome on-leash on the trails of this lovely San Diego preservation area. See Details
Cowles Mountain Pets are welcome to join you on leashes as you hike this popular San Diego mountain. Enjoy the gorgeous views from the summit. See Details
Authentic SD: Drink & Dine! 'Authentic SD: Drink & Dine!' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Phoenix. Although your host offers a number of different hike options, the pet-friendly option is the Country Hike. This trip will take you up Iron Mountain or Mt. Woodson, which are both great for sunset picnics. Afterwards, enjoy a happy hour at a local brewery or cocktail. The experience lasts 4 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 21 and up. Experience does not include cost of food and drinks, fee is for guided experience. Rates start at $27 per person. See Details
San Elijo State Beach Dogs are welcome at San Elijo State Beach on its campgrounds and paved roads and trails. Dogs must be on a six foot leash at all times. They are not permitted on the beach. See Details
Westfield UTC Westfield UTC is a fabulous spot for premier, open-air shopping (120 boutiques) or relaxing under the coral trees. You can find anything you need here and it's pet-friendly! See Details
Kate O. Sessions Memorial Park This San Diego hidden gem is a wonderful place to take your leashed dog for a stroll. It's even a popular wedding spot! Leashed dogs are welcome. See Details
Alga Norte Community Park This off-leash dog park will be divided into areas for larger and smaller dogs, and include obstacle course-type play equipment. Unlike the current dog park, the Alga Norte dog park will feature a mix of turf and decomposed granite surfaces. See Details
Aqua Adventures 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