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 Pets are welcome to join you on-leash at this busy Half Moon Bay beach. See Details
Pet Friendly Montara State Beach
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
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
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
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
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
Fort Funston Doggie Beach An off leash doggie beach with a huge area of tons of trails. There are typically hundreds of well socialized and well behaved dogs for your dog to play with. 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 on Skyline Blvd, Fort Funston is one of the best places in all of San Francisco to bring your dog for a day of fun. Plenty of open space allows your dog to run free (as long as they are well-behaved and under voice command), and there are several trails, beach areas and other dogs to keep your pup happy. Dogs must be on a leash in the Bank Swallow habitat areas. See Details
Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve Take your pet for an on-leash hike throughout this large, lovely nature preserve, or let them run free in the designated off-leash area. Be careful as the area is not fenced. See Details
LGBTQ Castro Tours 'LGBTQ Castro Tours' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Kathy. On this two hour tour, you and Fido will get to visit historical sites, discover how history developed and impacted the community and get to meet people and hear their stories. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 5 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $30 per person. See Details
Pottery in the Mission 'Pottery in the Mission' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Marieke. Learn to sculpt your own clay items. Pieces will be professionally finished, fired, and glazed after the experience. To guarantee your pooch a place on this experience, you'll need to book the whole event. Other students who register could have a dog phobia or allergies that Marike will respect otherwise. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 4 guests ages 8 and up. Rates start at $90 per person. 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
Esplanade Beach Your dog will thank you for bringing them to the only off leash pet-friendly beach in Pacifica. Located near the Land's End apartments. See Details
Bernal Hill Dog Park at Bernal Heights This dog park is one of the largest in San Francisco with plenty of room for on or off-leash fun. Terrain is steep but scenic. Plastic bags are available at both entrances to the park, which can be found at the parking lot at the intersection of Folsom and Bernal Heights (north entrance) or where Bernal Heights dead ends (south entrance). See Details
Pearson Arastradero Preserve Bring your pet with you on-leash as you hit the trails of this beautiful Palo Alto preservation area. 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
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
The Art of Crabbing 'The Art of Crabbing' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Alex. Learn how to crab in Pacifica with your pooch. Dogs are welcome if they are well-behaved and can chill without being constrained by a leash. The experience lasts 3 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 12 and up. Rates start at $36 per person. See Details
Water Dog Lake Park Leashed pets are welcome at this Belmont park, where they'll be rewarded at the end of their hike with a dip in the pet-friendly pond. See Details