Dog Friendly Activities in San Luis Obispo, CA

There are 16 dog friendly activities in San Luis Obispo. 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 San Luis Obispo.

Pet Friendly El Chorro Dog Park
El Chorro Dog Park Located in El Chorro Regional Park, the El Chorro Dog Park features a fully fenced off-leash space with separate areas for large and small pups, water spigots and splash tubs. The Regional Park also includes a day use area with barbeque facilities, a botanical garden, and numerous hiking trails. See Details
Pet Friendly Laguna Lake Park
Laguna Lake Park Off leash dog park not near the water. Dog mits and water bowls provided. See Details
Avila Beach The last beach near the point at Avila Beach has a lot of dogs that are off-leash; although it's posted however they are not allowed between 10am-5pm. The beach is bordered by rocks jutting out into the water and a rocky cliff up to the street, so it's a natural sort of fence. There are doggie bags available for use. Parking is along the road and access is free. See Details
Bob Jones City to the Sea Trail Pick up a delicious picnic lunch from the Avila Valley Barn before hopping on the 2.5-mile Bob Jones City to the Sea Trail (which starts right behind the farm). The paved trail winds its way through the Avila Valley, following a beautiful stream all the way to Avila Beach. Either of the town’s two off-leash dog beaches (Olde Port Beach and Fisherman’s Beach) can be accessed by walking a half mile past the trail’s official end in the somewhat narrow bike line on Avila Beach Drive. See Details
Avila Valley Barn Well behaved dogs on a leash are allowed to join their owners in the outdoor areas and on the picnic tables at Avila Valley Barn. This popular spot is a great place to stop off and buy fresh produce, including delicious fruit and vegetables that are grown locally. You and your pooch can pick up a pie or bakery treat to enjoy on the picnic tables or grab an ice cream on the way to Avila Beach. There are hayrides, farm pets and you can even pick your own fruit. If Fido makes a mess, you'll find a pet waste station on the grounds too. Avila Valley Barn is open Thursday through Monday from 9am to 5pm. See Details
San Luis Obispo Railroad Safety Trail The San Luis Obispo Railroad Safety 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 San Luis Obispo! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the San Luis Obispo Railroad Safety 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
Saucelito Canyon Vineyards Feast on cheese, crackers, meats, chocolate and delicious wine on the dog-friendly outdoor patio at Saucelito Canyon Vineyards. Wines made from the dry-farmed vineyard. See Details
Sunset Drive-In If you are looking for nostalgia, look no further. Dog friendly as long as your dogs are not barking! Double features are $8 for ages 12 and up, $4 for ages 5-11, and free for 4 and under. See Details
Write and Record Song with Professional 'Write and Record Song with Professional' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Olivia. You will arrive at Olivia's studio, and spend some time on writing the lyrics and melodies to your very own original song. Don’t worry if you are a poet and not a singer, Olivia is happy to sing the song. Your host is a dog lover herself, with two of her own pups at home. Her dogs won't be at the experience but yours is welcome. The experience lasts 5 hours and can accommodate up to 3 guests ages 13 and up. Rates start at $350 per person. See Details
Breakaway Tours, Dog-Friendly Wine Tours Breakaway Tours offers canines and their companions the chance to explore San Luis Obispo Wine Country in style. The tour group picks up dog owners and their leashed pets from their local lodging and takes them, in private, air-conditioned vehicles, to four dog-friendly wineries of their choice! Owners can tack on a winery picnic lunch, complete with Scooby Snacks, to their tour. Rates start at $350, plus a pet cleaning fee. See Details
Wolff Vineyards Wolff Vineyards, located in San Luis Obispo, CA, is a vineyard that welcomes wine connoisseurs at their tasting room and outdoor picnic area. Fido is welcome to join you at this pet-friendly vineyard while you enjoy your day. Wolff Vineyards is open daily from 11am to 5pm. See Details
Dune Central Coast Fido is welcome to join you in Dune Central Coast as you shop for modern home furnishings, such as upholstery, rugs, lighting, dining, and accent pieces. Leashed dogs are welcome in the store. Dune Central Coast is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am to 6pm, Thursday from 10am to 7pm, Friday from 10am to 6pm, Saturday from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday from 11am to 4pm. The entrance to Dune Central Coast is on Nipomo Street. See Details
Olde Port Beach Olde Port Beach is pet-friendly. This popular beach welcomes dogs to play off-leash in the Port San Luis Harbor District. This is the first beach you will find after crossing the bridge out of Avila and into Port San Luis. It has parking along the road and a ramp down to the sand. The beach is accessible all the time, but lifeguards are seasonal. See Details
Bang the Drum Brewery Bang the Drum Brewery, located in San Luis Obispo, CA, is a laid-back joint that serves up a variety of delicious craft brews. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly tables (even inside!) while you enjoy your day. Choose from a variety of rotating brews including coconut porters, sorghum IPAs, hibiscus saisons, and more! Bang the Drum Brewery is open Monday through Thursday from 2pm to 10pm, Friday through Saturday from 12pm to 12am, and Sunday from 12pm to 10pm. See Details
Olde Port Beach Olde Port Beach is pet-friendly. Pups can wander freely on this dog beach. This stretch of sand is enclosed on each end by a cliff, so pups can’t get too far. You can drive your car down the boat ramp to drop off kayaks and what not, then park back on the street. Bathrooms are clean and dogs have their own drinking fountain. See Details
SLO Cider Co. SLO Cider Co. is a cider tasting room with a large outdoor seating area and lots of ciders to try. Dogs are welcome to join their owners outside. They are open Tuesday to Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm and Thursday through Sunday from 2pm to 9pm. See Details
Dinosaur Caves Park This 11 acre park is very popular among dog walkers. It has a children's playground, and overlooks the ocean. You can see sea birds resting on the cliffs while walking around the park. It is also popular for art walks on the 1st Sunday of the month. See Details
Cayucos Beach Cayucos Beach is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome to play in the sand at this Cayucos beach, as long as they are well-behaved and cleaned up after. Please take into consideration other beach users if you plan on spending the day here with your pup. See Details
Avila Beach Avila Beach is the smallest of the beaches in Avila & Port San Luis Harbor and its called dog beach by the locals. No matter what time of day it is, you will more than likely find dogs running free through the surf. The Port San Luis Harbor District currently allows well behaved dogs to be off the leash anytime on this beach and Olde Port Beach. Keep your dog under control, pick up after them and clean up after yourself. See Details
Pismo Beach State Beach This is one of the few state beaches in California that allows you to camp at the state campground (we stayed at North Beach loop) and take your dog on the beach provided he stays on the leash. There are short coastal walking trails along the sand & you're a short walk from the town of Pismo which is very dog friendly. See Details
Del Mar Park Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners at this 9-acre Morro Bay park's walking paths. See Details
Jim Green Trail The Jim Green trail begins at the end of Cortez Ave. winding around the north side of Chalk Mountain Golf Course, which is part of the county's 230-acre regional park. Named after the late Jim Green of Atascadero, an outdoor enthusiast responsible for the formation of many hiking and equestrian trails in San Luis Obispo county, the trail begins rather inauspiciously, being flanked by residential homes on one side and railroad tracks on the other, however, within a couple of hundred feet you start to experience more of a true "wilderness feeling." A large trail marker with information about the area will also come into view at this point and you will have to choose which direction to take as the trail is a two-mile loop. Open to hikers, equestrians, bicyclists, and dogs, the trail is an excellent spot for those who want a quick walk (about 40 minutes) that is neither too strenuous nor too easy. The trail is not open to motorized vehicles. Dogs are allowed both on and off-leash; however, leashed is probably preferable because of the prevalence snakes in the area. See Details
Pismo State Beach Your pet is welcome to join you as you enjoy this lovely Oceano beach, as long as they remain on leash and do not go into the dunes preserve. See Details
Jody Giannini Family Dog Park This park features separate enclosed grassy areas with ocean views for both small and large dogs to play off leash. Dogs must be current on vaccinations and licensed with tags. Take Hwy 1 North heading out of Morro Bay, turn at the stop signal, San Jacinto. Go straight until you come to Ironwood Ave, turn left on Ironwood Ave and it dead ends into Del Mar Park. Follow the signs to the dog park west of the parking lot near the tennis courts. This is a self-funded and maintained dog park. Open 8am to dusk. See Details