Dog Friendly Activities in Monterey, CA

There are 14 dog friendly activities in Monterey. 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 Monterey.

Pet Friendly Monterey State Beach
Monterey State Beach Your pet will jump for joy at the chance to play at this dog-friendly beach. Dogs are supposed to be leashed, but many regulars will let their dogs play off leash. Dogs are not at all permitted on Monterey State Beach north of the Monterey Beach Hotel resort. See Details
Pet Friendly Del Monte Beach
Del Monte Beach Pets are welcome to join you on-leash at this laid back, family-friendly Monterey beach. See Details
Magic of Monterey Beach Scavenger Hunt 'Magic of Monterey Beach Scavenger Hunt' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Kat & Alan. Discover Monterey Beach in a unique way. First, receive instructions and warm up for the event. Then, depart with your dog on a whistle-stop tour of the sights and sounds of Monterey Beach. Take part in fun activities and complete clues along the way. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 30 guests of all ages. Rates start at $25 per person. See Details
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail The Monterey Peninsula Recreational 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 Monterey! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Monterey Peninsula Recreational 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
Monterey Bay Whale Watch Share a one-of-a-kind whale watching experience with your canine companion aboard one of the Monterey Bay Whale Watch boats. Open year-round, Monterey Bay Whale Watch has the area's highest success rate for whale and dolphin sightings. Piloted by captains with over 20 years of experience, each boat trip is led by knowledgeable and experienced marine biologists. Sightings are dependent on the season but include Gray Whales, Humpback Whales, Blue Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises, Killer Whale, Sea Otters, Seals, and Sea Lions. See Details
Jacks Peak County Park Your pet will love this beautiful park with miles of forest trails and picnic areas. Leashed dogs are welcome. See Details
El Estero Dog Park This off-leash Monterey dog park has all the trimmings -- shade, benches, mulched ground, separate small dog area, and even a fire hydrant. See Details
McAbee Beach Pets are welcome to join you on-leash at this Monterey Beach. Restrooms are available nearby. See Details
Ghost Tour of Old Monterey Dogs under 40 lbs are welcome aboard the Ghost Trolley for the Ghost Tour of Old Monterey! Visit the oldest church in California, Monterey's historic cemetery, and historic and recent sighting locations on this guided tour. Well-behaved, leashed pets under the weight limit are welcome on the tour as long as other tour-goers are not afraid of dogs and the dog is not disruptive. See Details
Monterey's Free Walking Tours Our free walking tour will guide you through the history of Cannery Row to the present day during an hour-long tour, approximately one mile in length. The tour is great for adults and children of all ages and will enrich you with a greater appreciation for this historic area. The free tour meets daily across the street from the Monterey Bay Aquarium at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. There are no tours on Mondays or Tuesdays. Look out for your tour guide holding a red and yellow flag. See Details
Exodus Escape Room Exodus Escape Room, located in Monterey, CA, is a "sixty minute, adrenaline-fueled adventure" that tests your ability to team up and work together to solve problems. Fido is welcome to join you at this pet-friendly establishment while you work to solve clues in order to escape! See Details
The Original Monterey Walking Tours Think you’ve been there and done that in Monterey? Why not get away from the crowds and enjoy Monterey up close and on foot, with the Original Monterey Walking Tours? These guided tours of Monterey are entertaining, highly rated, fun for all ages and have earned us the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence five years in a row! Our Historic Monterey walking tours take you on your personal Path of History as we explore the Cradle of California – from the Spanish explorers to California statehood to the 21st century. Hear the stories of the old adobes, the buildings of Monterey State Historic Park, and the lives of the early residents. The Original Monterey Walking Tours will send you home with a new appreciation of life in old California. Cannery Row walking tours will return us to the days along the Monterey waterfront and Cannery Row when we were “the Sardine Capital of the World”. See Ocean View Boulevard in the heyday of the 1930’s, watch the sea otters and visit the places and meet the people made famous by John Steinbeck. See Details
Dust Bowl Brewing Co. Tap Depot Dust Bowl Brewing Co. Tap Depot is pet-friendly. This Monterey brewery and taproom offers visitors the chance to fill up their growlers in a former train depot. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio, where you can grab a bite to eat from one of the rotating food trucks. They are open every day of the week from 11am to 10pm. See Details
Cannery Row With its picturesque charm and colorful history, Cannery Row captivates visitors from all over the world. The unique appeal of this fabled street is what makes Cannery Row the most popular vacation destination on California’s Central Coast. With luxurious waterfront hotels, enticing restaurants and captivating boutiques, Cannery Row is the ideal place to soak up the culture and beauty of Monterey Bay. Leashed dogs are welcome to walk this famous street. See Details
Carmel Beach This is a beautiful beach with the happiest dogs on the planet -- you'll see every shape, size, and age, running in the sugar sand and splashing in the aquamarine surf. Public restrooms and a public telephone are available at the Ocean Avenue end of Carmel Beach. See Details
Carmel Plaza Carmel Plaza is a pet-friendly shopping area located along Ocean Avenue in Carmel. Many of the plaza's boutiques, studios, and restaurants cater to dogs and their humans. In the courtyard of the plaza, you and your pup will find the famous Fountain of Woof. You and Fido can relax by the fountain before he takes a sip from the fountain for good luck. As an added bonus, Carmel Plaza is just a half-mile from the pet-friendly Carmel Beach. See Details
Garland Ranch Regional Park Garland Ranch Regional Park is a gorgeous park with the Carmel River running through it. Dogs are allowed off-leash in certain areas, including in the river and on selected trails (not the horse trails). Atop the northern crest of the Santa Lucia Mountains, the trails encounter open oak savannas and spectacular vistas. Along the way, you will travel through maple-filled canyons, dense oak woodlands, and thick stands of chaparral. There are trails for nearly all abilities, from beginner to advanced hiker. Trail maps can be found at the park's visitor center. The park is open dawn until dusk. See Details
17-Mile Drive Bring your canine companion along for the ride on the 17-Mile Drive from Pacific Grove to Pebble Beach. 17-Mile Drive is a popular coastal landmark, providing opportunities to visit legendary sites while enjoying breathtakingly beautiful scenery. Some of California's most well-known landmarks can be found on this toll road including The Lone Cypress, Cypress Point Lookout, Spanish Bay and Carmel Bay. Gates are open to the public from sunrise to sunset. Motorcycles are prohibited. Upon payment of your entry fee at any of the five entry gates into Pebble Beach, you will receive a helpful brochure detailing the many scenic and historic points of interest along the route which also serves as a perfect souvenir. See Details
Mission Trail Park Mission Trail Park offers 35 acres of trails in southeast Carmel. If you enter the trail system via Mountain View Avenue (where it turns into Forest Road), you can take a nice little walk down to the Carmel Mission Basilica. You can also enter the park from Rio Road, across from the mission. See Details
Rip Van Winkle Open Space Rip Van Winkle Open Space is a dog friendly area between Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach. Above Asilomar State Beach, the park is open at all times. Dog poop bags are available and free in the parking lot. See Details
Carmel River State Beach Soak up the serenity at this quiet, gorgeous Carmel beach which ends at a protected bird sanctuary. Leashed pets are welcome. See Details
Asilomar State Beach BringFido, on a leash, to enjoy the beauty of coastal California at this popular destination. Asilomar State Beach is a narrow, one-mile strip of sandy beach and rocky coves. A one-mile coast walking trail - the Asilomar Coast Trail - is open to pedestrians. Explore the forest, the coast, or the Dune Boardwalk with your pup and enjoy the day spent surrounded by the delights of nature. Dogs are permitted on the state beach and the coast trail, but must be leashed at all times and be in the immediate control of the handler. See Details
Garrapata State Park Leashed dogs are welcome in the park on Garrapata Beach only. Dogs must be on a six-foot leash at all times. See Details
Galante Vineyards Tasting Room Galante Vineyards Tasting Room welcomes you and your pet to enjoy some of the finest wines in Carmel! They are passionate and knowledgable about wine and provide treats to visiting pooches. See Details