Dog Friendly Activities in Goleta, CA

There are 9 dog friendly activities in Goleta. 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 Goleta.

Pet Friendly Refugio State Beach to El Capitan State Beach Trail
Refugio State Beach to El Capitan State Beach Trail This is an easy, 5.4 mile hike that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. Dogs are not allowed on the beach in this area, but the entire paved stretch between El Capitan and Refugio Beaches is fair game. The path is open to bikers, walkers, and joggers and provides a spectacular view of the Ocean. Leash regulations do apply. See Details
Pet Friendly Nojoqui Falls County Park
Nojoqui Falls County Park Nojoqui Falls County Park has an easy, 0.6 mile hike that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. The falls this trail leads to are a beautiful secret not know to many people who aren't from the area. The park itself offers splendid facilities includin: several large picnic areas, playgrounds, restrooms, grills, parking, and more. See Details
Patterson Neighborhood Open Space Your pet will go wild for this Goleta natural space. They're welcome on-leash any time, though the park also has designated off-leash hours. See Details
Coal Oil Point Trail Coal Oil Point Trail is an easy, 1.5 mile hike that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. Dogs are allowed on the bluffs and Campus Beach. Be sure to avoid the dunes and other areas where the endangered Snowy Plover is protected, or you could face a large fine. See Details
Tabano Hollow This Goleta public park is a great spot to bring your pet for an on-leash walk. Check website for designated off-leash hours. See Details
Girsch Park Pets are welcome to join you on-leash at this Goleta park, which sometimes hosts agility and obedience matches. See Details
Isla Vista Park Isla Vista Park is pet-friendly. This popular recreation area features great views of the Pacific coast. Locals love to bring their dogs to this great neighborhood park, which offers designated off-leash hours. The park is open every day of the week from 8am to 4pm. See Details
Gaviota State Park Dogs are welcome at Gaviota State Park, located on the coast of California. Pets must be confined to a vehicle or tent from 10 pm to 6 am and must not be left unattended at any time. Owners must remove a dog if it is noisy or vicious. The park is open from 7am to sunset. See Details
Los Padres National Forest Los Padres National Forest is pet-friendly. The area covers 1.75 million acres and more than 220 miles in two different counties. This national forest in southern and central California is a great place to bring your pooch for a walk on the leash. Dog owners are reminded to keep the park clean and remove any waste that pups leave behind. See Details
Arroyo Burro Beach (Hendry's Beach) This off-leash beach in City of Santa Barbara is the beach that runs below the Douglas Family Preserve -- it begins east of the slough at Arroyo Burro Beach (the locals call it Hendry's Beach), and stretches almost to the steps at Mesa Lane. The fallen eucalyptus trees are considered the eastern boundary. From the parking lot at Arroyo Burro, walk to the beach, turn left, and cross the slough -- this will bring you to the off-leash legal area. Please be sure your dog is leashed in the parking lot and on the beach until you cross the slough. See Details
Douglas Family Preserve Douglas Family Preserve is one of two off-leash dog parks in Santa Barbara, CA. This 70-acre property features hiking trails, as well as a beach where your dog can run leash free. Dog owners should bring poop bags and fresh water for their pups. Dogs must stay on leash while entering the park and until the off-leash areas signs are encountered within the park. There are over three miles of park trails, some providing views of the Pacific coastline. See Details
Oceanfront Trail Bring your pets for a stroll on this grassy, beachside trail. They're welcome to join you on-leash. See Details
Summerland Beach Horses and dogs are allowed on this beautiful beach about 5 minutes south of Santa Barbara. Porpoises and seals dance in the surf, and it's never crowded. Parking is available at both ends of the beach. See Details
Tuckers Grove Park Enjoy a leisurely stroll through this Santa Barbara park. Your pet is welcome to join you on-leash. See Details
Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens You'll love exploring this gorgeous botanical garden, and you're welcome to bring your pet along as long as they remain on-leash. The garden also host Trails 'n' Tails Day each year on National Dog Day. On this special day, visitors bringing leashed dogs get free admission to the garden and there are many dog-centric activities including a pooch parade, pet photo contest, and dog-friendly vendors and organizations booths. See Details
Hale Park Bring your pet to play off-leash at this lovely Santa Barbara park, which includes walking trails and plenty of trees. Remember to bring water and keep pets leashed in parking lot. See Details
Aliso Trail Aliso Trail is a moderately easy, 3.25 mile hike in Los Padres National Forest that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. This is a fantastic hike to take in the Spring or Fall when temperatures are moderate. The trail will provide a pleasantly vigorous hike with steep canyons and hills along the way. See Details
Kayak the Coast of Santa Barbara 'Kayak the Coast of Santa Barbara' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by John. Paddle on the ocean around West Beach and explore the sights by water. Small dogs are welcome to join in the fun. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 5 and up. Guests must be able to swim and tread water in open water. Rates start at $55 per person. See Details
Orpet Park This long, narrow park is used as an off-leash exercise park by a regular crowd of responsible local dog owners. See Details
Elings Park There's loads of room for your pet to run and play at this extensive off-leash park, which includes lovely trails and grassy areas. Membership required. See Details
Santa Barbara Winery The Santa Barbara Winery in downtown Santa Barbara is a great place to go and have some wonderful wine with your dogs. Wine tastings are available. See Details
Sunset Kidd Sailing Cruises Dogs love to Sail too! Bring your fuzzy friend along anytime for any of our daily cruises. Enjoy a True Sailing experience aboard our 41 ft. Sailing Yacht. Trips are 1.5 hrs - 2.5 hrs (private charters also available) Full bar onboard for purchase Limited seats available, call for reservations Located in the beautiful Santa Barbara Harbor See Details
DeeTours of Santa Barbara DeeTours of Santa Barbara offers dog-friendly city tours and wine tours. Enjoy your tour in either a soft-top Jeep Wrangler or a convertible Jeep Limousine. The city tour shows off the landmarks in Santa Barbara and Montecito while also highlighting great places to eat, shop, or take in the scenery. The wine tour includes stops at four wineries as well as all tasting fees, an organic picnic lunch, and a stop in the Danish community of Solvang. As an added perk, you don't need to worry about directions, navigating through an unfamiliar city, or parking. DeeTours picks you up from your hotel room and brings you back to the hotel once your tour is over. Enjoy the best of Santa Barbara while leaving the driving to DeeTours. See Details
Wine and Chocolate "Perfect" Pairing 'Wine and Chocolate "Perfect" Pairing' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Jamie. Spend some time in Jamie Slone Wines and enjoy five fabulous premium wines. Leashed dogs are welcome on this experience, which lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 18 and up. Rates start at $60 per person. See Details