Dog Friendly Activities in San Mateo, CA

There are 7 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 Park
Seal Point Park Pets love the chance to run free at this fenced, off-leash dog park, which includes separate small dog area and crushed gravel ground cover to reduce mud. See Details
Pet Friendly Beresford Park
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
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
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
Seal Point Harbor Dog Park Seal Point Harbor Dog Park is pet-friendly. Shoreline Parks, which Seal Point Park is contained within, consist of a unique blend of parks that offer recreational experiences along the edges of San Francisco Bay. Seal Point Park includes pathways for walking, cycling, bird watching and a 3-acre dog park. You can walk the boardwalk along the Bay Marshes with your leashed pup, too. The park is open every day of the week from 7am to 7pm. See Details
Baker Beach Located approximately 1 mile south of the Golden Gate Bridge, this beach 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
Poplar Beach Pets are welcome to join you on-leash at this busy Half Moon Bay beach. See Details
Flying Furbaby photos at the Golden Gate Flying Furbaby photos at the Golden Gate is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience. Join a GoPro photographers at Crissy Field beach near Golden Gate bridge for action shots. The rate is based on the number of dogs, but participants can bring as many people as they want! Rates start at $25. See Details
Fort Funston Doggie Beach An off leash doggie beach with a huge area of tons of trails. There are typically hundreds of well socialized and well behaved dogs for your dog to play with. 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
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
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 on Skyline Blvd, Fort Funston is one of the best places in all of San Francisco to bring your dog for a day of fun. Plenty of open space allows your dog to run free (as long as they are well-behaved and under voice command), and there are several trails, beach areas and other dogs to keep your pup happy. Dogs must be on a leash in the Bank Swallow habitat areas. 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
Rides by me on a Classic Sidecar 'Rides by me on a Classic Sidecar' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Jerome. Get an introduction to a sidecar, hit the road and enjoy a tour of iconic parks, hills, bridges and crooked streets from the comfort of a sidecar. Lap dogs are welcome to join in the sidecar. The experience lasts 3 hours and can accommodate up to 2 guests ages 12 and up. Rates start at $150 per person. See Details
Crissy Field Your dog will love strolling on the promenade, catching a frisbee in the grassy field, and play in the sand and surf at the designated off-leash beach. A doggie water fountain and washing station are available. See Details
San Francisco Architecture 'San Francisco Architecture' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Jay. Meet on Union Square and take public transit to Pacific Heights with its colorful Victorian row houses, famous mansions, and diverse architectural mix. Small dogs are welcome, but will need to be carried on your lap during the portion of this experience that takes place on a bus. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 5 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $30 per person. See Details
Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruises Your on-leash pet is welcome to join you on the one-hour Bay Cruise Adventure and the "Escape from the Rock" which take in gorgeous views of the bridges, piers, and Alcatraz. The owner remains wholly responsible for the animal and must keep it on a leash or in an approved carrier at all times while on board. Failure of the owner to control an animal is grounds for removal of the animal and passenger responsible for the animal. The Master may refuse service if appropriate. Please be aware animals are not allowed on Angel Island. See Details
Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve Take your pet for an on-leash hike throughout this large, lovely nature preserve, or let them run free in the designated off-leash area. Be careful as the area is not fenced. See Details
Lands End Beach Off Leash Dog Area Lands End Beach Off Leash Dog Area is unfenced. Watch for signs designating certain areas that require leash use. See Details
LGBTQ Castro Tours 'LGBTQ Castro Tours' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Kathy. On this two hour tour, you and Fido will get to visit historical sites, discover how history developed and impacted the community and get to meet people and hear their stories. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 5 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $30 per person. See Details