Dog Friendly Activities in Pescadero, CA

There are 2 dog friendly activities in Pescadero, and 49 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 Pescadero.

Pet Friendly Bean Hollow State Beach
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
Pet Friendly Butano State Park
Butano State Park Dog-friendly Butano State Park is a quiet canyon, brimming with babbling creeks and redwood trees. 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. Butano State Park is open from sunrise to sunset. 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
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
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
Cuesta Park Cuesta Park is a dog-friendly area in Mountain View, CA. Enjoy tennis, volleyball, or a simple walk through nature. Pets welcome if they remain on leash. See Details
Shoup Park Shoup Park is home to the Garden House, The Underground, and Patriot Corner Picnic Area. It is adjacent to Adobe Creek and connecting trail to Redwood Grove Nature Preserve. Leashed dogs are welcome on trails. 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
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
Rengstorff Park Fenced Dog Park Rengstorff Park Fenced Dog Park in Mountain View, CA, is a dog-friendly area of the park where Fido can play off leash. Fido should be kept under voice control while playing in the park. Please use provided plastic bags to clean up after your dog. See Details
Shoreline Dog Park This clean, well-maintained dog park is fully fenced and includes a separate area for smaller pets and a doggie drinking fountain. See Details
Mitchell's Cove Beach Great beach has OFF LEASH hours Sunrise-10am, 4pm-sunset Between 10am and 4pm dogs must be on leash

The beach is does not have a sign stating it is Mitchell's Cove beach at this time. This is unfenced but has natural barriers -a cliff on one side and ocean on the other, no gate at the stairway. Must walk down to beach from large staircase. It will keep most dogs in but if your dog likes to climb big rocks up the cliff then you will need a leash.

Look up tide times before you plan a trip here, beach disappears during high tide and can be pretty dangerous. Low tide is much friendlier.
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Bayfront Park This park features both easy and challenging trails with beautiful views of the bay where your leashed pet is welcome to join you. See Details
Nealon Dog Park Pets are welcome to play off-leash in the baseball field at Nealon park from 8am to 10am. See Details
Stanford Shopping Center Stanford Shopping Center is a dog-friendly upscale shopping center in Palo Alto, CA, featuring stores like Crate & Barrel, Juicy Couture, Lacoste, and Neiman Marcus. Your leashed, supervised dog is welcome to join you at the center. Please note that some shops do not permit dogs inside, so be sure to ask permission first before bringing Fido in. 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
Baylands Nature Preserve Bounded by Mountain View and East Palo Alto, the 1,940-acre Baylands Preserve is one of the largest tracts of undisturbed marshland remaining in the San Francisco Bay. Fifteen miles of multi-use trails provide access to a unique mixture of tidal and fresh water habitats.

Many consider this area to be one of the best bird watching areas on the west coast. The preserve has a substantial resident population of birds as well as being a major migratory stopover on the Pacific Flyway.

Dogs are allowed on-leash unless posted.
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Davenport Beach This beautiful Davenport beach is a great place to get some sun, and your pet is welcome to join you as long as they remain on-leash. See Details
Foothill Park Bring your pet with you to play on-leash at this wonderful Palo Alto public park. Pets are welcome on weekdays only. See Details
Shores Dog Park Shore Dogs Park is a completely fenced, off-leash dog park in Redwood City. It has a double-gated entrance with separate areas for both large and small dogs. Benches, drinking water for dogs and doggie waste bag dispensers are available. During the rainy season, be advised that the park is subject to closure without prior notice at the discretion of the Park and Recreation Department and the Shore Dogs Board. See Details
Willow Oaks Dog Park Willow Oaks is an enclosed dog park with a double-gate entrance and grass coverage. Large and small breeds share the same space. The park also has an enclosed children's play area and tennis courts. See Details
Portola Redwoods State Park Dogs are allowed in campsites, picnic areas, on paved roads, and the Upper and Lower Escape Roads at Portola Redwoods State Park. Unfortunately, the trails in the park are not dog-friendly. If you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Silicone Valley and the South Bay Area, Portola is the place to head. This shaded redwood forest spans 2,800 acres and is just down the road from some of the busiest parts of California. The park is open every day of the week from 6am to sunset. See Details