Dog Friendly Activities in Encinitas, CA

There are 10 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 Encinitas Viewpoint Park
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
Pet Friendly Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park
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
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 always be on a 6' leash and under the owner's control. People enjoy swimming, surfing, and beachcombing at this Encinitas, CA, beach. The sands gently slope into the warm water that laps the shore. See Details
Orpheus Park Orpheus Park in Encinitas, CA, is a beautiful, dog-friendly neighborhood park that boasts gorgeous ocean views and where Fido can enjoy off-leash fun with you at designated hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Visit the website for the current off-leash hours. See Details
Village Park Trail Your pet will find plenty of smells to investigate on the Village Park Trail in Encinitas, CA. This lovely, dog-friendly natural trail, which is rarely crowded, welcomes dogs off-leash. The path can be found East of El Camino Real between Encinitas Boulevard and Mountain Vista Road. 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
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 2 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $450 per person. See Details
Olympus Park Olympus Park is a pet-friendly spot in Encinitas, CA. Fido is welcome to play at their off-leash area or walk around the paved pathway throughout the park. If you go with a group, they offer seating options for you and your pup to watch them use facilities such as the playground, skatepark or sports courts. See Details
Sun Vista Park (East) Bring Fido for fun and exercise at Sun Vista Park (East) in Encinitas, CA. The specified dog play area is not fenced in. There are posted signs for allowed off leash hours. Make sure to pack water for your pup, because there are no drinking fountains available at the park. See Details
Dog Park at Olympus Park Fido can play off-leash at the dog park at Olympus Park in Encinitas, CA. The area features a large and small dog section that is 1/4 acre. The outdoor facility is open from dawn to dusk, with potential maintenance closures from the City for upkeep. See Details
Fiesta Island Park Most of Fiesta Island Park, a large sandy island in San Diego, CA is designated leash-free for dogs. It has lots of sandy dunes to romp in, and the calm bay waters allow the more adventurous dogs to take a quick dip. There's a designated off-leash location on the backside of the island. Bring water for your dogs. 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
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
The Original Dog Beach Perhaps the most popular canine hotspot in San Diego, CA 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. 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
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
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans on a stroll through history and learn about life in the 1820s-1870s at the pet-friendly Old Town San Diego State Historic Park in San Diego, CA. 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
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 Dog Park Fido is sure to enjoy the Kearny Mesa dog park in San Diego, CA. This 1-acre park is fenced, allowing your pup to play off-leash. The park area has shady trees, chairs and a water station for pups and people. 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
Encinitas, CA, US