Dog Friendly Activities in Half Moon Bay, CA

There are 10 dog friendly activities in Half Moon Bay. 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 Half Moon Bay.

Pet Friendly Poplar Beach
Poplar Beach Both horses and leashed dogs are welcome at the pet-friendly Poplar Beach in Half Moon Bay, CA. The are area is operated by the city and dogs are allowed on the sand, unlike most of the state-run beaches. Admission to the beach is free, but there is a $2/hour fee for parking. See Details
Pet Friendly Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail
Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail The Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Half Moon Bay! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Montara State Beach Montara State Beach is a popular dog-friendly destination. Pets are allowed to join you on this beach as long as they are on a leash under six feet. This area is really popular for people who want to explore tide pools and partake in a little bit of surf fishing. While you're there, you can check out Montara Mountain as well, featuring the only undisturbed coastal mountain habitat across 100 miles of coastline. Montara State Beach is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Pillar Point Harbor Enclosed within a sea wall, it's an area where dogs and kids can swim and play. Parking lot fills up early on weekends. See Details
Coast Side Dog Park Bring your pet to play off-leash at this volunteer-run, fenced Half Moon Bay dog park much loved by locals. A $20 annual fee is appreciated but not mandatory. See Details
Farmer John's Pumpkin Farm Pets are welcome to join you on-leash for the tours at this Half Moon Bay farm and market. See Details
Arata Pumpkin Farm Arata Pumpkin Farm is pet-friendly. This must-visit destination for all your pumpkin needs has pumpkins of all sizes and in dozens of varieties. Challenge yourself mentally and physically in our world famous two-acre Minotaur’s Labyrinth hay maze. Take in the wonders of their six-acre corn field and Pumpkin River. Brace yourself for thrills and chills in the haunted barn. Well-behaved dogs are welcome on a leash in the farm. They are open every day of the week from 9:00am to 6:30pm. See Details
Half Moon Bay Kayak Co. Half Moon Bay Kayak Co. is pet-friendly. You can take your dog for a kayak tour around Half Moon Bay. To be permitted on board, dogs should know some basic commands. Dogs are not welcome in large groups in separate boats, as some dogs get anxious watching other members of their pack drifting apart. The double kayak is the best option, so one person can dedicate to handling the dog and the other can handle the kayak. Half Moon is open every day of the week from 9am to 5pm from Memorial Day through Labor Day and is closed on Tuesdays the rest of the year. See Details
Half Moon Bay State Beach Dogs are prohibited on the beaches at all times, but they are permitted in the campground, in the day-use picnic areas, and on the Coastal Trail, provided they are controlled with a leash of no more than six feet at all times. See Details
Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve is a dog-friendly park in Redwood City, CA. Take your pet for an on-leash hike throughout this large, lovely nature preserve, or let them run free in the 17.5-acre area located in the center of the preserve, accessible from the Cordilleras Trail, Polly Geraci/Hassler Trails and the Blue Oak Trail. Be careful as the area is fenced and signed at entrances, but there is no fencing around the off-leash area. Dogs must be on a leash when outside of the off-leash area. See Details
Fort Funston Beach Dog-friendly Fort Funston Beach in San Francisco welcomes dogs on a leash or under strict voice command. There is lots of room for Fido to play and the area also features lots of trails. There are usually lots of dogs here for your pup to run around with! See Details
Pacifica State Beach (Linda Mar) Pacifica State Beach (Linda Mar) is pet friendly. You can bring your pet with you on-leash for a stroll along this beautiful Pacifica beach with stunning ocean views. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind by their pups to preserve the cleanliness of the beach. See Details
Ocean Beach Ocean Beach in San Francisco is pet-friendly. From stairwell 1 to stairwell 21, dogs are allowed off-leash and can still enjoy the other areas on-leash. Dog owners are reminded to clean up after pups and to keep an eye on pups playing on the sand. See Details
Fort Funston Located off of Skyline Blvd, Fort Funston is one of the best places in San Francisco to bring your dog for a day of fun. This recreation area has lots of room for Fido to run and play, several dog-friendly trails, and beach areas. Dogs must be on a leash in the Bank Swallow habitat areas. Keep an eye out for fenced or signed areas were dogs are not permitted, and note that the Coastal Trail north of Horse Trail intersection is closed due to erosion. See Details
Mission Dolores Park Dog Park Located near San Francisco's Mission District and the Castro, the Mission Dolores Park Dog Park has an off-leash area that is popular with dog owners and their furry friends. The park is conveniently located near an underground station. The main park has some of the most stunning views of the city, and leashed dogs are welcome in the other areas of the park. See Details
Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline Pets go wild for the chance to play off-leash at this San Leandro park. They're welcome to do so in undeveloped areas. Just be careful as the park is not fenced. See Details
Bean Hollow State Beach Pets are welcome to join you on-leash as you explore the rocky shores of this Pescadero beach. A great spot for for tide-pooling and beachcombing. See Details
McLaren Park McLaren Park is a park in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco. The park is less than 10 acres, but is fenced in, allowing dogs to run off leash. The dog run area is at the top of the hill at Shelly Dr. and Mansell St. See Details
Windy Hill Open Space Preserve Leashed dogs are allowed on all trails at Windy Hill Open Space Preserve except Lost and Razorback Trails. See Details
Upper Douglass Dog Play Area Bring your pet for some off-leash exercise at Upper Douglass Dog Play Area in San Francisco. Please note that this park is closed November through March. During the open season, it is closed on Wednesdays for maintenance. See Details
Hellman Hollow Pets are welcome on-leash at this kid-friendly green space in Golden Gate Park. A great spot for games or parties. See Details
Walter Haas Park and Playground This neighborhood park includes a fenced, off-leash dog park where your pet can meet some of the neighbors. See Details
Glen Canyon Park Glen Canyon Park is a beautiful place for dogs and their humans to enjoy together, with plenty of trails and open spaces. Pets must be leashed at all times. See Details