Dog Friendly Activities in Pacific Grove, CA

There are 4 dog friendly activities in Pacific Grove, and 42 more nearby. 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 Pacific Grove.

Pet Friendly Rip Van Winkle Open Space
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
Pet Friendly Asilomar State Beach
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
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 Pacific Grove! 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
Lovers Point Park Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed at this park. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Marina (Schoonover) Dog Park Ex-ball field. Now a great off-leash dog park. The chain link fence encloses two sides: one for small dogs, the other for all dogs. There are trash cans and pooper-scoopers at the park for you to use. Water bowls are also provided (bring water to share). See Details
Manresa State Beach Leashed dogs are welcome to join you at this Watsonville beach. See Details
Signature Paw Spa We are a full service grooming and cage free boarding facility located in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea. We have designer dog clothing! Taking your pups for a dip in the ocean? Come on in to get all tidied up and check out some of our beach bummin' accessories! Combined with over 10 years in the grooming industry, we specialize in chemical-free dog grooming to keep your pup feeling good and smelling great! See Details
McAbee Beach Pets are welcome to join you on-leash at this Monterey Beach. Restrooms are available nearby. See Details
Diggidy Dog Diggidy Dog is a dog and cat boutique with a huge assortment of collars, specialty leashes, beds, toys and treats. See Details