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Dog Friendly Activities in San Mateo, CA

There are 6 dog friendly activities in San Mateo. 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 Mateo.

Pet Friendly Seal Point Harbor Dog Park
Seal Point Harbor Dog Park Pets love the chance to run free at Seal Point Harbor Dog Park in San Mateo, CA. This 3-acre, fenced, off-leash dog park, located within Seal Point Park includes a separate small dog area and crushed gravel ground cover to reduce mud. Seal Point Park includes pathways for walking, cycling, and bird watching. You can walk the boardwalk along the Bay Marshes with your leashed pup, too. See Details
Pet Friendly Joinville Park
Joinville Park Fido will love running around on real grass with his friends at this park. Water is available for when it's time to cool off, and waste bags are there for cleanup. See Details
Beresford Park Located on Chanteloup Field, this three-acre off-leash dog area is comprised of a turf surface, and includes bags for cleanup. Please note that this area is only dog friendly on weekday mornings. See Details
Wine/Paint Acrylic Scenary Al-linclusive 'Wine/Paint Acrylic Scenary Al-linclusive' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Gloria. Sketch out the painting, fill out shapes and colors, and create a painting while listening to classical music and sipping wine. Dogs attending class incur a fee of $70 in addition to the price of the class. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 8 guests ages 12 and up. Rates start at $30 per person. See Details
Artisan Pizza in a Wood-Fired Oven 'Artisan Pizza in a Wood-Fired Oven' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Dave. Learn how to craft artisan pizzas from scratch for you and your friends. Dogs are welcome if the weather permits a solely outdoors experience. The experience lasts 4 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 14 and up. Rates start at $100 per person. See Details
Los Prados Located in the southwest of Los Prados park, this small fenced-in, off-leash area gives Fido some space to get moving! Puppies must be at least four months of age. Pet owners are only allowed to bring three dogs per visit. Waste bags are available for cleaning up after your pooch. 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
Crissy Field Your dog will love strolling on the pet-friendly promenade, catching a frisbee in the grassy field, and play in the sand and surf at the designated off-leash beach at Crissy Field in San Francisco, CA. A doggie water fountain and washing station are available. See Details
Baker Beach Located approximately 1-mile south of the Golden Gate Bridge, pet-friendly Baker Beach in San Francisco is a great spot to take your dog for a view of the famous landmark. Dogs are permitted off-leash on Baker Beach north of Lobos Creek, but they must be on a leash south of Lobos Creek. See Details
Fort Funston Beach Dog-friendly Fort Funston Beach in San Francisco welcomes dogs on a leash or under strict voice command. There is lots of room for Fido to play and the area also features lots of trails. There are usually lots of dogs here for your pup to run around with! See Details
Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruises Leashed pups are welcome to join you on the dog-friendly, one-hour Bay Cruise Adventure and the "Escape from the Rock" tours which take in gorgeous views of the bridges, piers, and Alcatraz in San Francisco, CA. Dog owners are responsible for their pup and must keep Fido on a leash or in an approved carrier at all times while on board. Failure to do so is grounds for removal. Please note that animals are not allowed on Angel Island. See Details
Marin Headlands Pets are welcome to join you on-leash as you relax or play in Marin Headlands, in beautiful Sausalito, CA. You'll hiking trails with dramatic cliffs and sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Dog-friendly trails are marked and notify hikers of leash or voice control rules. Picnic areas are also available. 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
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 off of Skyline Blvd, Fort Funston is one of the best places in San Francisco to bring your dog for a day of fun. This recreation area has lots of room for Fido to run and play, several dog-friendly trails, and beach areas. Dogs must be on a leash in the Bank Swallow habitat areas. Keep an eye out for fenced or signed areas were dogs are not permitted, and note that the Coastal Trail north of Horse Trail intersection is closed due to erosion. See Details
Mission Dolores Park Dog Park Located near San Francisco's Mission District and the Castro, the Mission Dolores Park Dog Park has an off-leash area that is popular with dog owners and their furry friends. The park is conveniently located near an underground station. The main park has some of the most stunning views of the city, and leashed dogs are welcome in the other areas of the park. See Details
Marina Green Leashed dogs are welcome at Marina Green in San Francisco, CA. An expansive grassy area with views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, this dog-friendly park is a popular spot within the community. The nearby Marina, Little Marina, and harbor areas also permit dogs if they are leashed. Marina Green is an ideal destination for a waterfront stroll with Fido. See Details
Golden Gate Park Golden Gate Park is one of San Francisco's most popular pet-friendly parks. Dogs have a dedicated off-leash area near the entrance at Fulton St. and 38th Ave. There are four separate off-leash areas: the southeast section between Lincoln Way, King Drive and 2nd and 7th Avenues; the Northeast section at Stanyan and Grove Streets; the Southcentral area between King Drive, Middle Drive, and 34th and 38th Avenues; and the fenced training area at 38th Ave. and Fulton. See Details
Redwood Regional Park Your pet will love to explore this beautiful, natural recreation area. They're allowed on-leash anywhere or can roam free in undeveloped areas. See Details
Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline Pets go wild for the chance to play off-leash at this San Leandro park. They're welcome to do so in undeveloped areas. Just be careful as the park is not fenced. See Details
McLaren Park McLaren Park is a dog-friendly park in 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
Blair Park Pets are welcome to run and play off-leash at this nature area, as long as they have a city off-leash permit. Be careful as the area is not fenced. See Details
Leona Canyon Trail This gorgeous preserve includes 290 acres of natural space, with wooded canyons, creeks, and climbing trails. Pets are welcome on-leash. 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