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 Let Fido enjoy a day in the sun. Both horses and leashed dogs are welcome at the pet-friendly Poplar Beach in Half Moon Bay, CA. The area is operated by the city and dogs are allowed on the sand, unlike most of the state-run beaches. See Details
Pet Friendly Montara State Beach
Montara State Beach Montara State Beach is a popular dog-friendly destination in Half Moon Bay, CA. 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. See Details
Pillar Point Harbor Pillar Point Harbor is a dog-friendly attraction in Half Moon Bay, CA. Enclosed within a sea wall, it's an area where dogs and kids can swim and play. The area also features a fishing pier and a boat launch. Please note that the parking lot fills up early on weekends. See Details
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
Burleigh H Murray Ranch Park Property You and Fido can step back in time at pet-friendly Burleigh H Murray Ranch Park Property in Half Moon Bay, CA. This historic ranch includes Mills Barn, hiking, Mills Creek and more. Please note that dogs may not be allowed inside buildings. See Details
Farmer John's Pumpkin Farm Farmer John's Pumpkin Farm is a dog-friendly, award-winning farm and market in Half Moon Bay, CA. They grow a variety of pumpkins like the Atlantic Giant that can grow to be more than 1000 lbs! Dogs must be leashed on the property. See Details
Half Moon Bay Dog Park Fido can make new friends at Half Moon Bay Dog Park, an off-leash dog park in Half Moon Bay, CA. The park features a large, fenced-in area with plenty of room for Fido to chase a ball. Half Moon Bay Dog Park is equipped with picnic tables and chairs. See Details
Arata Pumpkin Farm Arata Pumpkin Farm in Half Moon Bay, CA 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. See Details
Half Moon Bay Kayak Co. Half Moon Bay Kayak Co. is a pet-friendly water sports rental company in Half Moon Bay, CA. Bring Fido for a kayak tour around Half Moon Bay. To be permitted on board, dogs should know some basic commands. Canines are not welcome in large groups in separate boats as some pups get anxious watching other members of their pack drifting apart. The double kayak is a good option, so one person can watch over Fido while the other can handle the kayak. See Details
Half Moon Bay State Beach Bring Fido to Half Moon Bay, CA for a walk or a picnic at the park near the coast at 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 Coastside 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
Ocean Beach Ocean Beach in San Francisco, CA is pet friendly. From the north end to stairwell 21, dogs are allowed on-leash or voice control. From stairwell 21 to Sloat Boulevard, dogs are required to be on-leash all year except from May 15th to July 1st when dogs can be under voice control. Dog owners are reminded to clean up after their pups and to keep an eye on them while playing in 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
Butano State Park Dog-friendly Butano State Park is a quiet canyon brimming with babbling creeks and redwood trees in Pescadero, CA. Leashed dogs are welcome in the campground and in paved developed areas. Dogs must be confined to a tent or vehicle at night, and they are not allowed on trails. See Details
Arizona Cactus Garden The Arizona Cactus Garden is a pet-friendly botanical garden located inside Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. Fido is welcome to join as you tour the grounds, but please note that there are no boundaries around the cacti. Guests can expect to see a variety of unusual plants, including Cholla, Prickly Pear, several types of Aloes and more. 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 Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline is a dog-friendly recreation area located in San Leandro, CA. The shoreline features picnic areas and miles of trails for you and Fido to enjoy. Some of the wildlife you may encounter includes jackrabbits, garter snakes, birds of prey and more! See Details
McLaren Park McLaren Park is a dog-friendly park in San Francisco, CA. The park features two separate fenced-in areas, McLaren Amphitheater Dog Play Area and McLaren Park Geneva Dog Play Area, where dogs can run and play off leash. See Details
Seal Point Harbor Dog Park Pets love the chance to run free at Seal Point Harbor Dog Park in San Mateo, CA. This 3-acre, fenced, off-leash dog park, located within Seal Point Park includes a separate small dog area and crushed gravel ground cover to reduce mud. Seal Point Park includes pathways for walking, cycling, and bird watching. You can walk the boardwalk along the Bay Marshes with your leashed pup, too. See Details